Milwaukee mom accused of pimping out her daughters

Posted at 3:53 PM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-18 19:46:39-04

MILWAUKEE -- Two Milwaukee girls were among the children rescued in an FBI raid of child prostitution rings.

It was a three-day nationwide effort called "Operation Cross Country."

In one case, two Milwaukee sisters aged 16 and 17 were saved. They not only told agents their own mother was their pimp, the FBI learned she was also renting out their brother's bedroom to a registered sex offender.

In all, 11 girls were found in the Milwaukee area.

"A lot of these young girls from home they either have dysfunctional home environments or they're abused at home," said Maureen Reddy, FBI.

239 people were arrested and 82 children were saved nationwide.