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In the U.S., exposed a network of prostitutes

February 24 2009
06:10

U.S. intelligence services carried out an operation against the gang, which provided services to child prostitutes.

The operation resulted in the FBI and police, which took place over three days in 29 U.S. cities, were released about 50 prostitutes and arrested 571 people. Age girls - from 13 to 17 years.

Now comes the search for 16-year old girl who recruited children into prostitution. According to the FBI employee Melissa Morrow, the girl began to sell themselves well in the 13 years of age.

"We continue to pursue those who exploit our children - said FBI Director Robert Mueller. - We will not give them back the innocence, but we can rescue them from this cycle of brutality and violence."

The problem of child prostitution in the U.S. in recent times is very serious. According to a study by the University of Pennsylvania, a group of potential risk are about 300 thousand children at risk of sexual exploitation for commercial purposes, reports BBC.

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