FBI Arrests 150 Child Prostitution Suspects

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By Joe Johns and Tom Cohen, CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) — They are mostly teenage girls, often from broken homes where no one misses them.  Their world is one of drugs and abuse — emotional and physical — in which they are forced to sell their bodies.

In announcing the FBI’s latest crackdown on child prostitution, officials Monday described a dark underside of society that has grown through Internet sites that provide pimps easy access to johns in hotels, motels, at truck stops and just about anywhere else.

The nationwide operation over the weekend resulted in 150 arrests, with 105 children between the ages of 13 and 17 rescued, according to Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division.

Overall, the three-day undercover Operation Cross Country took place in 76 cities and involved 230 law enforcement units, Hosko told a news conference.

It was the largest such…

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