FBI  agents and local police joined forces last weekend to help rescue 168 victims of child sex trafficking, plus they made 281 arrests. The special sting is called Operation Cross Country.

This is the eighth such week-long operation. The FBI says nearly 3,600 children have so far been recovered from the streets.

FBI Director James Comey told reporters Monday that the children who were rescued did not come from faraway lands but were instead "America's children."

Wichita Police Lt. Chris Bannister said a 23-year-old Texas man was arrested in Wichita Friday night, after he was caught with a 16-year-old girl being sold for sex. She is now in protective custody in Wichita and getting help.

"We didn't know what to expect when they told us what was going on, so we were ready for 5 or 10 girls," said Sarah Robinson with the Wichita Children's Home.

Even though the FBI operation was the most successful of it's 8 year history, police here know human trafficing is happening every day in Kansas and they say the community can help stop this crime.

"If you see something, say something. There are opportunities to report it," Bannister said.