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2 Memphis Kids Rescued, 5 Pimps Arrested in Nationwide Sting

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Agents with the Memphis FBI field office arrested five pimps and rescued two juveniles who were being victimized through prostitution during a nationwide sex trafficking sting.

The nationwide sex trafficking sweep landed 281 pimps behind bars.

FBI.gov: 168 Juveniles Recovered in Nationwide Operation Targeting Commercial Child Sex Trafficking

The FBI, along with nearly 400 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies participated in Operation Cross Country 8.

Agents in 106 cities arrested 281 suspects and saved 168 children.

"These are not faraway kids in faraway lands," said FBI Director James Comey. "These are our kids on our street corners, our truck stops, our motels, our casinos.. These are America's children."

The FBI offices in Little Rock and Jackson, Miss., assisted in the sweep.

Two children were rescued and the task force arrested five suspects in Arkansas. In Mississippi two children were saved while 19 suspects were arrested.
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