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FBI recovers 3 minors in human trafficking operation

Posted at 7:11 PM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 22:11:39-04

The Las Vegas Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Monday the results of Operation Cross Country X, an international effort focusing on underage human trafficking which ran from Oct. 13-15.

The Las Vegas Division of the FBI, which covers the entire state of Nevada, successfully recovered 3 minors and arrested 44 adult prostitutes as part of this initiative.

This is the tenth iteration of FBI-led initiative which took place across the United States. This year marks the first time this initiative also took place in several countries around the world with representatives from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and several international law-enforcement partners.
Operations took place at various locations, including hotels, truck stops and street corners. Minors recovered during an arrest are engaged with state protective services, and victim assistance. Depending on the level of need, a law enforcement officer and, if available, an FBI Victim Specialist will accompany the survivor to obtain these services.  

The FBI Las Vegas partners with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Reno Police Department, Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Sparks Police Department, University of Nevada Reno Police Department and the Nevada Gaming Control Board to make up the Child Exploitation Task Force.