Dozens of boys and girls who were allegedly forced into prostitution and the pimps accused of putting those kids on the streets are in custody.
FOX News Radio's Rich Johnson has details from Washington:
Over the weekend, law officers coast-to-coast rounded up more than 100 kids, the youngest -- age 13. They also arrested more than 150 pimps. A job well done according to John Ryan of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
(Ryan) "Operation Cross Country is saving lives and bringing to justice those who violently manipulate these children and sell them for sex."
The sweeps in 76 cities nationwide were part of a decade-long initiative that the FBI says has recovered about 2,700 sexually exploited children.
In Washington, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.