FBI nabs several in Indiana in child trafficking crackdown

October 18, 2017 GMT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The FBI says a nationwide crackdown on child trafficking has recovered 84 children and captured 120 alleged traffickers, including several arrested in Indiana.

The South Bend Tribune reported one sex trafficking arrest was made in both South Bend and Fort Wayne. Several other arrests were made in Indianapolis but not related specifically to sex trafficking. None of the children were recovered in Indiana.

The FBI said Wednesday that the crackdown ran from Thursday through Sunday and involved 55 FBI field offices. The youngest victim recovered was 3 months old and the average age of recovered victims was 15. It says FBI agents and task force officers staged operations in hotels, casinos and truck stops and on street corners.

An FBI spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a phone call seeking additional information.