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Sex Traffickers Arrested in Indiana as Part of Nationwide Crackdown

The victims were a wide range of ages and the investigation isn't close to finished yet

ItINDIANAPOLIS-Several arrests were made Wednesday in Indiana in connection with a nationwide sex trafficking crackdown. 

In Indiana, there were traffickers identified and/or arrested in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and South Bend. Those names have not been released because the investigation remains ongoing. 

The FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said they arrested 120 traffickers and 84 minors as part of Operation Cross Country XI, a nationwide effort focusing on underage human trafficking that ran from October 12-15. 

The youngest victim recovered during this year's operation was 3-months-old and the average age of the victims was 15. 

The operation was a joint effort by 55 FBI field offices, 78 state and local task forces, hundreds of law enforcement partners and several international partners. 

Some traffickers have received life sentences for their crimes. 


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