FBI Busts Up Child Prostitution Rings ... But Rehabilitation Funds Are Running Out
Seattle-Tacoma, Chicago, Denver and Phoenix were among the cities targeted. Some adults were charged with prostitution, others as clients, and still others as pimps, with some charges including the domestic trafficking of children for sex.
FBI Special Agent Tarna Derby-McCurtain of the bureau's Tacoma office explained that teens lured into prostitutionfrom Washington State wind up on the "West Coast track," traveling on a sex circuit that ranges from Vancouver, B.C. to Los Angeles to Las Vegas.