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52 Kids Rescued in U.S. Prostitution Sweep

FBI officials say they have rescued 52 children in a series of raids around the country aimed at under-age prostitution.

Authorities say the youngest victim was just 10 years old. The bureau and local police officials also arrested 60 pimps during the three-day enforcement effort in 36 cities.

The raids are the latest in a long-running Operation Cross Country aimed at child prostitution rings around the country. Almost 1,600 agents and officers took part in the raids, which led to federal and state charges against a total of 691 suspects. The investigations typically target places where minors are likely to be sold for sex, including truck stops, casinos, public streets, and Internet Web sites.

The Toledo, Ohio busts include a mother who allegedly prostituted her 10-year-old daughter to migrant workers, CBS News has learned.

Nearly 90 people were taken into custody and charged in South Florida, reports CBS station WFOR. Miami-Dade police say during the operation a 14-year-old girl was rescued from a life of prostitution.

"Child prostitution continues to be a significant problem in our country, as evidenced by the number of children rescued through the continued efforts of our crimes against children task forces," said Kevin Perkins, Assistant Director of the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division.

Juveniles Recovered by FBI Field Office:

Atlanta - 2
Chicago - 4
Cleveland (Toledo) - 7
Dallas - 2
Houston - 3
Las Vegas - 4
Los Angeles (Riverside) - 2
Miami - 1
New York City - 5
Portland - 4
Sacramento - 4
San Diego - 3
Seattle - 9
Tampa - 2