More than 100 teens rescued in sex-trafficking sting.

More than 100 teens rescued in sex-trafficking sting.

THE report is from NBC News and is one of rare times when children and teens caught in sex-trafficking get a happy ending, compliments of the FBI.

The sting resulted in the arrest of 159 “pimps” from San Francisco to Miami who were involved in the commercial exploitation of both adults and children, said Ronald Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s criminal investigative division.

[..]T he victims are overwhelmingly girls, and the pimps sometimes entice them with compliments or asking whether they want to make some money. The girls become trapped in a cycle that can involve drugs, physical abuse, even torture, Hosko said.

The sweep was the seventh iteration of Operation Cross Country, part of a partnership begun a decade ago by federal authorities and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to address child prostitution.

The so-called sex-trafficking pimps prey on at risk kids, including those in the foster care system who have no adult protection and become victims at a young age and never get out.