PORTLAND (AP) – Federal investigators say three juveniles from Maine are among 105 young people rescued from child prostitution.
But FBI spokeswoman Katherine Gulotta said Tuesday that she can’t release any details, including the local law enforcement agency that assisted, because it remains an ongoing investigation and no arrests have been made.
In Operation Cross Country, federal, state and local authorities cooperated in an effort aimed at identifying pimps and their young victims. The young people in the roundup, almost all of them girls, ranged in age from 13 to 17.
The FBI says the largest numbers of children rescued last weekend were in the San Francisco Bay and Detroit areas, along with Milwaukee, Denver and New Orleans. The FBI said the campaign has resulted in rescuing 2,700 children since 2003.