video update: 100s arrested in child prostitution bust
from the portlander: The Portland Police Bureau participated with the FBI and other local Police Agencies last weekend in Operation Cross Country targeting Child Sexual Trafficking. The FBI coordinated these stings as part of Operation Cross Country V, the fifth such national law enforcement action under the FBI’s Innocence Lost National Initiative. Nationwide, this operation recovered 69 children, and it included enforcement actions involving more than 2100 local, state and federal officers representing 186 separate agencies in 40 cities across the United States. In addition to the 10 arrested in Portland, 9 other adults were arrested by other area agencies and 3 girls are believed to have been rescued (though we do not have the details at this time). The Portland Police Bureau did not recover any underage girls, but made 10 arrests in cooperation with this mission.