Police make arrests in alleged teen prostitution ring
Nationwide effort nets 14 inMass.
Police in three Massachusetts cities last week arrested three alleged pimps, 11 others suspected of prostitution and drug charges, and took one underage girl off the streets, authorities said Tuesday. The three-day undercover nationwide effort, dubbed Operation Cross Country, was organized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with cooperation from local police departments and the State Police. In Massachusetts, it ensnared 14 suspects in Malden, Saugus, and West Springfield, with the particular goal of targeting teenage sex trafficking.