As FBI Arrests Pimps In Operation, 5 Myths About Sex Trafficking
On Monday, the FBI announced that 159 "pimps" had been arrested nationwide in the largest sex-trafficking sting operation to date. More than one hundred children between the ages of 13 and 17 were rescued from 76 American cities. Most of them were girls.
The FBI told press that the children they'd recovered had been sold for sex in a number of public places, including large sporting events and truck stops, and that their initiative was just the tip of the iceberg. Sex trafficking, they continued, was visibly apparent on the streets of "every city in America." Sex trafficking is often perceived as a non-American issue, but this crackdown reminds us that isn't the case. Click on for the five biggest myths about sex trafficking in the United States: