FBI shuts website allegedly linked to child prostitution

(CNN) -- The FBI on Wednesday shut down a website advertising children for prostitution as part of a broader crackdown on the sex trafficking of minors, law enforcement sources told CNN on condition of anonymity.

Federal agents shut down myredbook.com in a raid Wednesday morning in San Francisco, and two people were arrested on suspicion of operating the site, the sources added.

The raid stems from a national child sex trafficking crackdown in which the FBI said it rescued 168 children and arrested 281 alleged pimps this month. Some of the rescued children were identified through myredbook.com, one of the law enforcement sources said.

The FBI acknowledged an ongoing investigation, but would not provide specific information.

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