Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Teenage Girls Taken Into Protection After FBI Nationwide Prostitution Sting

100 suspects, mostly women were taken into custody for prostition operations using teenagers.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 30, 2013

Milw., WI - On Monday, Acting Special Agent in Charge Patricia M. Ferrick for the Milwaukee FBI Division announced a nationwide recovery of teenage girls and young female adults that were lured into prostitution. At least 100 suspects, mostly women were arrested in Wisconsin during the federal sting called "Operation Cross Country VII" (OCC7).
Ten teenage girls from Wisconsin were recovered, 6 were from Milwaukee, 2 from Madison, 1 from West Allis and 1 from Oakcreek were taken off the streets. "All the women and girls were offered to be connected with a variety of services within the community, such as job training, housing, counseling, and medical and education assistance," according to Special Agent Ferrick.
The young female adults told authorities that they were lured and forced into prostitution as junveniles by women and handled by pimps who were included in the 100 arrests by feds and 21 local, county and state law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Attorney's Office in Eastern and Western Wisconsin, Milwaukee County District Attorney and the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Other recoveries were in:

● San Francisco, 12 recoveries
● Detroit, 10 recoveries
● Denver, 9
● New Haven and New Orleans,  6 recoveries and
● San Diego, 5 recoveries. 

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