79 teenagers, all U.S. citizens between the ages of 13-17 who had been kidnapped and forced into prostitution by sexual trafficking rings all over the United States, are now in safe hands. Thank God. Thanks to the FBI, sting operations in 57 U.S. cities rescued these children from hotels, truck stops and store-fronts in a three-day sweep. One of the victims reported being held since the age of 11.
Sexual trafficking happens everywhere, including Ohio … Toledo was one of the cities in the sweep. According to a workshop I attended a few weeks ago, Toledo is one of the top cities involved in this horrendous human slavery business.
For the whole story, see this resource from the Chicago Tribune.