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FBI sex-traffic raids rescue 105 kids

The FBI announced this morning that 105 children were rescued from forced prostitution as a result of raids in 76 American cities.

Arrested were 150 people, including a number described as pimps.

"Operation Cross Country VII" was the largest such campaign so far under the FBI's "Innocence Lost" program, which has freed 2,700 children in ten years, according to the FBI.

An FBI video of various arrests includes clips labeled "Atlantic County, New Jersey Child Exploitation Task Force," followed by "Motel-Hotel Undercover Operations."

A Philadelphia Police spokeswoman said she had not heard of any department involvement.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or

The Associated Press contributed to this report.