Man Charged With Underage Sex Trafficking in FBI Probe

A Massachusetts man has been charged by Rhode Island police as part of a nationwide FBI probe into underage human trafficking. 

Twenty-seven-year-old Jerry Isme, of Boston, was arraigned on charges of sex trafficking of a minor on Oct. 13. The arrest was part of national human trafficking investigation called Operation Cross Country. 

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FBI officials say Isme was arrested after police found a 16-year-old girl in Tiverton. The FBI says Tiverton police and Rhode Island State Police assisted in the arrest. Authorities didn't provide any other details. 

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Isme is currently being held in Cranston until his next court appearance. 

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