The average age for the trafficking victims was 15 with the youngest being 3 months old, the report said. The infant was recovered in Denver where she and a 5-year-old girl were offered to an undercover police officer for $600.
In Baton Rouge, an 18-month-old child was offered to another undercover officer and the toddler was placed with the state Department of Children and Family Services and the mother was arrested, the report said.
“Child sex trafficking is happening in every community across America, and at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, we’re working to combat this problem every day,” said the group’s president and CEO John Clark. He said he hoped the initiative “generates more awareness about this crisis impacting our nation’s children.”
All the trafficking victims recovered during the campaign will be provided with state assistance from protective services and the FBI’s Victim Services Division, according to The Huffington Post. They will also be offered medical and mental health counseling, if needed.