FBI recovers 16 juveniles from Cleveland commercial child sex trafficking operation

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland branch of the FBI recovered 16 juveniles during a child sex trafficking bust last week.

The branch is hosting a press conference at 3 p.m. to address the operation, which targeted commercial child sex trafficking.

12 pimps were arrested during the operation last week, which included dozens of local law enforcement agencies.

The Cleveland operation was part of a larger nationwide effort. Cleveland recovered the second-highest number of juveniles of all operations nationwide. Denver recovered 18.

NewsChannel5 anchor and reporter Tracy Carloss had exclusive access to the operation as it unfolded last week. Read more from her here.

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