Minors recovered during the operations are offered assistance from state protective services and the FBI.
FBI agents and task force officers staged operations on websites and street corners as well as in truck stops, hotels and casinos, according to the release.
“The many men and women of law enforcement working on this operation are keenly aware of the importance of recovering these vulnerable young victims,” said David J. LeValley, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Atlanta office. “I commend every one of them for their hard work and dedication in the recovery and the apprehension of those responsible for their exploitation.”
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children worked with the FBI on the initiative, as did many metro Atlanta police departments.
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