Operation Cross Country police operationThe Lynchburg Police Department was among several state law enforcement agencies that partnered with the FBI in a national undercover effort focused on recovering children who are sexually exploited through prostitution. Sources say the Operation Cross Country collaboration resulted in 28 prostitution-related arrests in Virginia. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Innocence Lost National Initiative established in 2003… to date has recovered more than 3,400 children and resulted in about 1,450 convictions.