OMAHA, Neb. Authorities arrested 26 men and 15 women in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa as part of an annual nationwide operation targeting human trafficking.
The Omaha World-Herald reports the FBI led a task force of law enforcement agencies in the three-day operation that ended on Sunday.
Police in Omaha, Lincoln, La Vista, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Glenwood, Iowa, all took part in the operation locally.
The names of the people arrested were not immediately available Tuesday.
The FBI says 82 sexually exploited children were recovered nationwide and 239 people were arrested in the operation.