(June 23, 2014) Six children were rescued in operations in San Antonio in Austin as part of a sex-trafficking crackdown in which 168 juveniles were rescued and 281 pimps were arrested nationwide, the FBI said Monday.
Three children were rescued and two pimps were arrested in Austin and three children were rescued and one pimp was arrested in San Antonio, the FBI said.
This is the eighth such week-long operation as part of Operation Cross Country, an annual nationwide enforcement effort.
The FBI says nearly 3,600 children have so far been rescued from the streets.
Since Oct. 1, 2013, 17 children have been rescued in FBI actions in the San Antonio Division, the FBI said.
"These are not faraway kids in faraway lands," FBI Director James Comey said in announcing the annual push.
"These are America's children,” he said.