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Sacramento girl rescued in Reno in national sex trafficking sting

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Shanequa Charles, Jamourian Charles, photo courtesy Washoe County Jail/Reno Gazette-Journal

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 14-year-old girl has been rescued in Reno following a two-day law enforcement sting focusing on sex trafficking. 

Reno police says the girl from Sacramento, Calif., was found Friday night following an operation targeting an Internet website posting for prostitution. 

Police say two people from Carmichael, Calif., were arrested on charges related to sexually exploiting the child. Shanequa Charles of Carmichael, Calif., was being held without bail on multiple charges. Jamourian Charles was being held in $22,500 bail. 

Police say 12 adults also were cited or arrested for solicitation of prostitution and provided aide by victim advocates. 

"Operation Cross Country" was a nationwide effort involving federal, state and local law enforcement agents. 

STORY: 150 arrested, 105 children rescued from prostitution ring

The FBI says 105 children forced into prostitution were rescued and 150 people arrested.

The Associated Press

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