FBI: 82 Children Rescued Nationally From Sex Trafficking

October 19, 2016 Updated: October 19, 2016

JACKSON, Miss.—The FBI says 28 people face prostitution and drug charges as a result of Operation Cross Country in Mississippi.

In news release, the FBI said 82 children were rescued nationally from the sex trade in the two-day initiative last week which focused on rescuing underage victims of prostitution. No child victims were found in Mississippi.

While the names and ages of those arrested were not immediately made available, Jackson FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Luis Quesada said 22 of the suspects were charged with prostitution, five were alleged pimps and one was arrested on a narcotics charge.