July 31, 2013

Operation Cross Country- Largest Sting Bust- 105 Children Rescued
 

 July 31, 2013

 

Operation Cross Country- Largest Sting Bust- 105 Children Rescued 

Enough Is Enough® applauds the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the largest action to date rescuing 105 children, mostly girls, ages 13-17. Many of the children are from broken homes. The sex trafficking sting covered more than 70 cities with the arrest of 159 "pimps". 

 

The 'pimps" employ enticing tricks similar to the way sexual predators groom children online. See our grooming video. The children were "recruited" primarily via the Internet, via classified ad sites like Backpage.com. These pimps and predators are clever and prey on vulnerable unsuspecting kids. In this case, many of the youth were from broken homes.  

An estimated 240,000 children in the United States are considered at risk of sexual exploitation. 

We urge parents to become proactive cyberparents. Remember, no child is immune, not even yours. Children are being sold for sex everyday in our own communities.

 

Help us spread the word. Get our Internet Safety 101SM® education program to learn more how to protect the children in your life, your church and your community. Remember, it takes all of us working together. 

 

For the Sake of the Children,

Donna Rice Hughes

 

ABOUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH®

Enough Is Enough®® (EIE) is a 501(c)3 national, non-partisan non-profit with a mission to make the Internet safer for children and families by advancing solutions that promote equality, fairness and respect for human dignity with shared responsibility between the public, technology and the law. 

  

 ABOUT INTERNET SAFETY 101®

The Emmy award winning Internet Safety 101SM® multimedia program was created to prevent Internet-initiated crimes against children through educating, equipping and empowering parents, educators and caring adults with the knowledge and resources needed to protect children from online p*rnography, sexual predators and cyberbullies, as well as cyber security risks and dangers related to social networking, online gaming and mobile devices. The proven evidence-based curriculum motivates and equips adults to implement both safety rules (non-technical measures) and software tools (technical measures) on youth's Internet enabled devices.