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Underage prostitution: Nine Denver juveniles recovered, six pimps busted in FBI operation

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Videos below.
Earlier this morning, the FBI announced the results of Operation Cross Country, a three-day, nationwide operation targeted victims of underage prostitution and the criminals profiting from it.

According to the feds, 105 juveniles were recovered as a result of the effort, and 150 pimps were busted.

Denver contributes to both totals: Nine juveniles and six pimps, to be specific. Details, videos and more below.

The FBI has released a couple of videos related to Operation Cross Country, including this compilation of footage showing planning and arrests:

The operation was conducted over the past 72 hours, with the FBI working in conjunctionw ith assorted local, state and federal agencies, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, with actions being conducted in 76 cities across 47 FBI divisions nationwide.

The one in Denver generated some of the biggest numbers overall and per capita. More juveniles were recovered in only three cities (San Francisco with twelve, Milwaukee and Detroit with ten apiece) listed specifically in FBI data shared below, with only six cities (Atlanta, Georgia, Jackson, Mississippi; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Oklahoma City, plus Detroit and San Francisco) seeing more pimp busts.

Look below to see another FBI video, this one focusing on the comments of an underage-prostitution victim, followed by the city-by-city breakdown.

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More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa May 2012: "Prostitution in Denver: Women busted more than men, punished more harshly."

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14 comments
adminuser
adminuser

Note that the blogger (you're not a reporter) of this story made no mention of the fact that many of the victims were advertised for sex work on backpage.com, which is owned by VIllage Voice, who own Westword.

adminuser
adminuser

Note that the blogger (you're not a reporter) of this story made no mention of the fact that many of the victims were advertised for sex work on backpage.com, which is owned by VIllage Voice, who own Westword.

adminuser
adminuser

not sure why this posted 3x, I only entered it once.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Blame it on 'Whitey' for abolishing 'Back' Free-Enterprise' !!!!!!!!!!! 

Bern Haggerty
Bern Haggerty

Something more like "conspiracy to commit rape."

Susie Ashley Warkentin
Susie Ashley Warkentin

It's not prostitution if it's underage. It's sex trafficking and child exploitation. They are not of legal age to give consent therefore it's considered trafficking.

KI LN
KI LN

Lila Johnson

Douglas Evans
Douglas Evans

Unless youre an ex local sheriff with a jail named after you, who also has ties to dead drug addicts, columbine shooters Harris & Klebold, meth dealing in schools, prostitution and sexual exploitation...then the FBI is not interested

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

If it wasn't for the Demand, there would be no Supply.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@adminuser ... too stupid to figure out how to delete your own posts, eh "admin user" ?

LOL!

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