More Than A Dozen Teens Rescued In Dallas From Sex Trafficking

Austin York
August 08, 2019 - 7:57 am
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DALLAS (KRLD) - It was an FBI-led effort called "Operation Independence Day" which led officials to arrest sex traffickers and recover more than 100 child victims in Texas and across the country.

In the city of Dallas, 13 juveniles were recovered or identified. Las Vegas led the nation, where 14 young people were located.

Operation Independence Day also found 3 teens in Houston and 4 in San Antonio that are believed to have been in the sex trade.

The FBI says 103 underage victims were identified or recovered nationwide and 67 suspected traffickers were arrested.

The month-long effort led to the arrest of 11 people in North Texas for various sex trafficking offenses.