Police say she is around four years old and may be of northern or eastern European origin.
The president of the organization now caring for her, Kostas Yannopoulos, said the girl was in a state of shock and confusion. He told the BBC that she was frightened and neglected.
It could be a case of child kidnapping, he added. Or child trafficking.
Police raided the Roma camp, near Farsala in central Greece, to search for drugs and weapons.
Country—a three-day nationwide enforcement action focusing on underage
victims of prostitution—was concluded with the recovery of 105 sexually
exploited children and the arrests of 150 pimps and other individuals.
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 &
Exploited Children (NCMEC) as part of the Bureau’s Innocence Lost
National Initiative. It is the seventh and largest such enforcement
action to date.
- U.S. law enforcement agencies have seen a dramatic increase in cases
of sexual exploitation of children since the 1990s, according to a report
to Congress in 2010.
- In 2006 U.S. attorneys handled 82.8 percent more child
pornography cases than they had in 1994.
- State and local law enforcement agencies involved in Internet Crimes
Against Children Task Forces reported a 230 percent increase in
the number of documented complaints of online enticement of children from
2004 to 2008.
- ICAC Task Forces noted a more than 1,000 percent increase in
complaints of child prostitution from 2004 to 2008.
- As of June 2013, the CyberTipline has received more than 1.9
million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation since
it was launched in 1998. Suspected child sexual exploitation can be reported
to the CyberTipline at www.cybertipline.com or
- As of June 2013, NCMEC’s Child
Victim Identification Program has reviewed and analyzed more
million child pornography images since it was created
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