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June 24, 2014

71 arrested, 11 recovered from prostitution in Ga.

ATLANTA — More than 70 people were arrested and 11 children were rescued from prostitution in Georgia as part of a national child sex trafficking sting, officials in the FBI's Atlanta field office said Monday.

Federal investigators along with authorities in Macon, Augusta and Savannah participated in the weeklong sting operation, which led to arrests on charges including pimping, prostitution and solicitation, a statement said. The operation was conducted in 106 cities across the country.

Arrests in Georgia included 18-year-old women charged with prostitution and a 51-year-old metro Atlanta man who was charged with attempted child molestation and enticement, authorities said.

Investigators targeted truck stops, casinos, websites and streets to make initial arrests for prostitution or solicitation. Information gathered during those arrests usually brought forth details leading to larger organized prostitution rings — some of which were operating across state lines, authorities said.

The 71 suspects who were arrested in Georgia were also from South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois and New York.

The operation resulted in the arrest of 281 accused pimps including 15 in Georgia. Authorities said 168 children nationwide were also rescued from prostitution during the sting.

 

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