Child prostitution: 10 arrested in Mississippi

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The FBI says a 17-year-old girl has been rescued and 10 alleged pimps have been arrested in sweep in Jackson, Miss.

In a three-day sweep of 76 cities, the FBI says authorities had rescued 105 young people and arrested 150 alleged pimps.

The names of those arrested in Mississippi were not released Monday.

In Operation Cross Country, federal, state and local authorities cooperated in an intelligence effort aimed at identifying pimps and their young victims.

The number of pimps arrested in Mississippi was fifth-highest in the nation.

In June, Attorney General Jim Hood joined with other attorneys general in asking Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act to allow state and local law enforcement to go after online predators and websites that deal in child sex trafficking.

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