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Police in west suburban Naperville arrested 19 people for prostitution or pimping during a three-day national initiative in cooperation with the FBI.
The arrests were made between Nov. 4 and Nov. 6 during Operation Cross Country V, a three-day national enforcement action as part of the Innocence Lost National initiative, a release from Naperville police said.
The operation included enforcement in 40 cities across 34 FBI divisions across the country and led to the recovery of 69 children who were being victimized through prostitution, the release said. Nearly 884 others, including 99 pimps, were arrested on state and local charges.
Locally, the Chicago FBI located and recovered three juveniles who were engaged in illicit sexual activities, the Chicago FBI office said. Six adults were arrested on charges of solicitation and 39 adults were arrested on a variety of related state charges, according to the Chicago FBI.
Naperville police assisted the operation along with six FBI agents from the Lisle office and made 20 arrests for either drugs, prostitution or pimping.
One of the 20 fled during the arrest and was not in custody Friday afternoon, police said. A complaint and warrant is expected to be filed soon for Crawford J. Moore, 32, of Waukegan, who was wanted for driving with a revoked license and reckless driving.
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