August 3, 2023

7 Illegal Immigrants Arrested Among 19 in Florida Sex Trafficking Operation

Seven illegal immigrants were among 19 men arrested on allegations of sex trafficking in Florida.

The arrests were part of an FBI investigation that included 126 suspects nationwide.

"One of the illegal aliens arrived on a B-2 tourist visa but failed to depart in 2021 as part of the terms of the visa. Likewise, another one of the illegal aliens arrived on a J-1 exchange visitor visa but also overstayed after failing to leave the United States in 2021," Breitbart News reported.

"Fourteen of the 19 men arrested in Bay County are accused of traveling to engage in sexual activity with a minor while five are accused of possession of child pornography," it added.

“Sex traffickers exploit and endanger some of the most vulnerable members of our society and cause their victims unimaginable harm,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

“This operation, which located 59 actively missing children, builds on the tremendous work the FBI has undertaken over many years to rescue minor victims and arrest those responsible for these unspeakable crimes," he added.

Over 200 sex trafficking victims were located nationwide in the operation, leading to growing concerns over how many others may exist across the nation.

Of the 200-plus victims, 59 were reported as minors, adding to growing concerns related to child sex trafficking in the U.S.

The campaign comes as the film "Sound of Freedom" has found unlikely success at the box office on the topic. The crowdfunded Christian film has passed $150 million since its July 4 release.

The latest FBI report shows that the film speaks of a tragic reality in the nation, including those who are in the country illegally.

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