Six Bay Area Children Rescued As Part of National Prostitution Crackdown

By: Brian Shields - Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:22:06 -0800

HAYWARD (KRON) -- Six Bay Area children are among 79 kids rescued from prostitution as part of a national crackdown.

Four of the six Bay Area children were from Oakland.  One was from San Francisco and one was a San Rafael native.

The FBI says the Bay Area crackdown, which took place last week, also led to the arrests of seven alleged pimps and 61 adult prostitutes.  Arrests took place in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Richmond, authorities say.  

Officials say these arrests are part of a three day national sweep called Operation Cross Country, a part of the Innocence Lost National initiative.  That's a partnership involving the FBI, local law enforcement, and the National Center for missing and exploited children.

The children who were rescued will be given help and counseling designed to keep them from returning to a life of prostitution.

Stay tuned to KRON 4 and for the latest on this developing story.

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