100 freed in child trafficking bust

Posted at: 07/29/2013 1:59 PM
Updated at: 07/29/2013 2:00 PM
By: Danielle Leigh, NBC News

(NBC News) -- More than 100 sexually exploited teens have been rescued following a nationwide child sex trafficking crackdown this weekend by the FBI and local authorities.

Law enforcement agencies in 76 cities coordinated the busts as part of on-going efforts to stop child prostitution.

The FBI says this weekend's crackdown was the largest nationwide enforcement to date.

They say it puts a spotlight on a serious problem threatening our youth.