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SACRAMENTO - A total of seven pimps were arrested and nine children were recovered in Sacramento, Solano and Fresno counties as part of a nationwide operation targeting commercial sex-trafficking, the FBI announced Monday.

The arrests were part of Operation Cross Country VIII, a week-long enforcement operation targeting commercial child-sex trafficking throughout the United States. Several law enforcement agencies were involved in the operation.

In total, sweeps in 106 cities across the country resulted in the arrest of 281 suspected pimps, and the recovery of 168 children being used for prostitution. Three minors were recovered and two alleged pimps were arrested in

Sacramento County, one minor was recovered and four alleged pimps were arrested in Solano County and five minors were recovered and one alleged pimp was arrested in Fresno County.

The Central Valley operation was conducted by the FBI's Sacramento division working with local law enforcement agencies.

"Targeting and harming America's children through commercial sex trafficking is a heinous crime, with serious consequences," FBI Director James B. Comey told KUSA9 in Denver. "Every child deserves to be safe and sound."

The following list details FBI divisions where juveniles were recovered and pimps were arrested.

Anchorage - 3 pimps arrested

Atlanta - 11 juveniles recovered, 15 pimps arrested

Baltimore - 2 juveniles recovered, 5 pimps arrested

Birmingham - 1 juvenile recovered, 3 pimps arrested

Buffalo - 2 juveniles recovered

Charlotte - 3 pimps arrested

Chicago - 13 juveniles recovered, 4 pimps arrested

Cincinnati - 1 pimp arrested

Cleveland - 16 juveniles recovered, 12 pimps arrested

Columbia - 1 juvenile recovered, 2 pimps arrested

Dallas - 2 juveniles recovered, 2 pimps arrested

Denver - 18 juveniles recovered, 11 pimps arrested

Detroit - 5 juveniles recovered, 6 pimps arrested

El Paso - 1 pimp arrested

Houston - 4 juveniles recovered, 4 pimps arrested

Indianapolis - 4 juveniles recovered, 3 pimps arrested

Jackson - 2 juveniles recovered, 19 pimps arrested

Jacksonville - 1 pimp arrested

Kansas City - 2 juveniles recovered, 7 pimps arrested

Knoxville - 1 pimp arrested

Las Vegas - 7 juveniles recovered, 2 pimps arrested

Little Rock - 2 juveniles recovered, 5 pimps arrested

Los Angeles - 10 juveniles recovered, 12 pimps arrested

Louisville - 4 pimps arrested

Memphis - 2 juveniles recovered, 5 pimps arrested

Miami - 3 juveniles recovered, 4 pimps arrested

Milwaukee - 6 juveniles recovered, 12 pimps arrested

Minneapolis - 1 juvenile recovered, 9 pimps arrested

Newark - 1 juveniles recovered, 8 pimps arrested

New Haven - 1 juvenile recovered, 1 pimp arrested

New Orleans - 3 juveniles recovered, 17 pimps arrested

New York - 3 juveniles recovered, 3 pimps arrested

Norfolk - 1 pimp arrested

Oklahoma City - 2 juveniles recovered, 14 arrested

Omaha - 1 juvenile recovered, 2 pimps arrested

Philadelphia - 2 pimps arrested

Phoenix - 5 juveniles recovered, 21 pimps arrested

Pittsburgh - 3 pimps arrested

Portland - 1 juvenile recovered, 2 pimps arrested

Richmond - 2 pimps arrested

Sacramento - 9 juveniles recovered, 7 pimps arrested

San Antonio - 6 juveniles recovered, 3 pimps arrested

San Diego - 2 juveniles recovered, 6 pimps arrested

San Francisco - 6 juveniles recovered, 13 pimps arrested

Seattle - 4 juveniles recovered, 13 pimps arrested

Springfield - 2 juveniles recovered, 1 pimp arrested

St. Louis - 1 pimp arrested

Tampa - 8 juveniles recovered, 3 pimps arrested

Washington - 2 pimps arrested

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