Child-prostitution round-up results in 59 arrests

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Raid leads to hundreds of arrests

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Police Department along with the The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children organized a three day vice enforcement operation in relation to Operation Cross Country II.

During the operation here in the Valley, police arrested 59 adult female prostitutes, two juvenile female prostitutes, three pimps, nine "johns", nine vehicles and seized $25,000.

The primary goal of the operation is to suppress prostitution and rescue child prostitutes not only here in the Valley, but across the country. Operation Cross Country II was across 27 cities.

The Phoenix task force led the nation in total number of arrests during Operation Cross Country.