FDL Police Dept Participates In Operation Cross Country

Fond du Lac Police in association with Fond du Lac ASTOP and the Fond du Lac Department of Social Services assisted the FBI in Operation Cross Country last Thursday through Saturday.  The Fond du Lac portion of Operation Cross Country was led by Det. William Ledger and consisted of members of the Fond du Lac Police Departments Criminal Investigative Division and the Fond du Lac Police Departments Street Crimes Unit. During the course of the operation, Fond du Lac Police made 10 arrests with charges including; Prostitution, Delivery of Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine and Marijuana, Obstructing an Officer, and numerous warrants. No juveniles were recovered during the Fond du Lac portion of this operation. Operation Cross Country—a three-day nationwide enforcement action focusing on underage victims of prostitution—has concluded with the recovery of 105 sexually exploited children and the arrests of 150 suspects and other individuals across the Country. The sweep took place in 76 cities and was carried out by the FBI in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) as part of the Bureau’s Innocence Lost National Initiative. It is the seventh and largest such enforcement action to date.