The FBI has identified and located 84 minor victims of child sex trafficking and child sexual exploitation offenses in two weeks in August alone.\u00a0 The Bureau located 37 actively missing children during a nationwide enforcement campaign, dubbed \u201cOperation Cross Country.\u201d The FBI-led nationwide initiative with state and local agencies and focused on identifying and locating victims of sex trafficking.\u00a0 The operation included investigating and arresting individuals, and criminal enterprises, involved in both child sex trafficking and human trafficking. Additionally, 141 adult victims of human trafficking were located. Agents and investigators also identified or arrested 85 suspects with child sexual exploitation and human trafficking offenses. Those suspects identified will be subject to additional investigation for potential charges.\u00a0 The average age of victims located during this year\u2019s Operation Cross Country was 15.5, while the youngest victim discovered was 11 years old. \u201cThe Justice Department is committed to doing everything in our power to combat the insidious crimes of human trafficking that devastate survivors and their families,\u201d Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said in a statement. "Human trafficking is among the most heinous crimes the FBI encounters,\u201d FBI Director Christopher Wray added.\u202f\u201cUnfortunately, such crimes\u2014against both adults and children\u2014are far more common than most people realize.\u201d FBI special agents and fellow law enforcement teams worked with more than 200 state, local, and federal partners and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children conducted 391 operations over the two-week period. For more information on the FBI's efforts visit www.fbi.gov\/investigate\/violent-crime\/vcac.