CNN reported, the officials have informed that 2 sisters (5 years old and 3 months old) were rescued in Denver by undercover agents during this year’s FBI-led sting operation against sex traffickers. The FBI said that alleged trafficker (a friend of the children’s family) made a deal to sell them for sex for $600. The FBI said in announcing details of Operation Cross Country XI that the friend communicated with an undercover agent. It was also said that 82 other juveniles were rescued during last week’s nationwide sweep, but this alleged crime alone is more disturbing. At least 120 people were arrested. FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement that unfortunately, the number of traffickers arrested and the number of children recovered reinforces why we need to continue to do this important work.
A child sex trafficking survivor and the patient care director of Dignity Health, Holly Gibbs said that human trafficking is a global public health crisis. He said about these young children that life may never return to the way it was before. What happened to these children is a tragedy, and they have a long journey ahead of them. But for the moment, they are lucky that they are safe and the average age of victims is 15. Officials said on October 13 (the second day of the operation) that a minor was rescued by the FBI in El Paso, Texas when a 16-year-old female victim was advertised online for “entertainment”. The officials said that the girl was accompanied by a 21-year-old female who offered an undercover agent sexual intercourse with both her and the underage victim for $200.