FBI rescues over 100 child sex trafficking victims

Weekend crackdown on child sex trafficking recovers 100 missing and exploited children and results in 150 arrests of pimps and madams.

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WASHINGTON — The FBI said Monday that it had recovered over 100 victims of child prostitution and arrested 150 pimps in a nationwide operation cracking down on underage sex trafficking.

At a Monday press conference, officials said that the weekend raids involved more than 12,000 law enforcement personnel from more than 450 state and local agencies in 76 cities and towns. The victims were girls as young as 13, many of whom had been lured from foster care or broken homes into lives of sexual abuse, torture and prostitution.

The trafficking involved selling underage girls for sex on online classified sites like Backpage.com, at highway truck stops and at sporting events including the NCAA basketball finals and the Super Bowl.

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Four minor girls raped in West Bengal, India

www.zeenews.india.com  –  Sunday, January 06, 2013,

Bankura (WB): Four minor girls, aged between five and ten, have been raped by a 40-year old man in West Bengal’s Bankura district, police said on Sunday.

The incident occurred at Rathtala area in Belatore on January 3 and the accused, identified as Rabi Lochan Dey, a grocery shop owner, was arrested last night, Superintendent of Police, Bankura, Mukesh Kumar said.

An FIR lodged with the police under Belatore police station by the guardians of the victims yesterday said the four girls, aged 5, 7, 8 and 10, had gone to the grocery shop at around 3 pm to purchase a cake.

On the pretext of giving them cake, Dey called the girls to another room and committed the crime, the report said.

The matter came to light when one of the girls passed blood with her urine, police said, adding that the report of a medical test conducted on the girls at Bankura Sammilani Medical College Hospital was awaited.

Local people gathered outside the grocery shop in protest against the incident this morning but police dispersed the mob.

Dey is due to be produced in court.

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