Three Memphians Charged in "Operation: Cross Country Seven"

Three Memphians Charged in "Operation: Cross Country Seven"

Three Memphians were charged with pimping out teens and three children were rescued as part of the FBI's nationwide child sex crackdown.
Rodney Armstrong (Photo: Shelby Co. Jail)
Rodney Armstrong (Photo: Shelby Co. Jail)
Trenton Mitchell (Photo: Shelby Co. Jail)
Trenton Mitchell (Photo: Shelby Co. Jail)
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Three Memphians were charged with pimping out teens and three children were rescued as part of the FBI's nationwide child sex crackdown.

More than 150 people were arrested across the country in the three day federal sting dubbed "Operation: Cross Country Seven."

The arrests happened at a hotel off Union Avenue in the medical district.

Police rescued a 14-year-old girl and two others over the weekend.

The three people arrested are Trenton Mitchell. Rodney Armstrong, and Charlisa Wright.

All are charged with trafficking for sexual servitude.

According to affidavits, Memphis police and FBI agents tracked the trio through a website.

They met up at a hotel off Union Avenue Saturday.

The three brought a 14-year-old girl who told police they forced her into prostitution.

The arrests are part of a nationwide FBI investigation in 76 cities.

Nearly all of the victims rescued are girls ages 13 to 17.

"Drugs, crime, prostitution, pimping..they're in most cities," Dan Greer said.

"That's one of the things that the website. It's out there its too available," Donnie Griffin said.

"It sounds good. They need to crack down on more people that's doing it. The crime is running rampant in most cities. I think we need to do everything we can to get rid of it," Griffin said.

It is an open investigation so no law enforcement agency will comment just yet.

The three arrested were booked into Shelby County Jail and will be transferred to federal custody.
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