US Sheriff’s Department announced this week It said it had rescued 225 missing and endangered children in a 10-week nationwide operation.
“The Federal Marshals Service is committed to the important mission of protecting the American people, especially the most vulnerable – our children,” said Sheriff’s Service Director Ronald Davis in a press release. “The results of this operation underscore that effort while also highlighting the need for these critical efforts. This can only be achieved through cooperation, and partnership with NCMEC.USMS and the National Center work together.” organizations have rescued over 3,100 missing children. ”
According to the announcement, the operation will span the states of Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, Michigan, California, Ohio, and the territories of Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. was broken
Dubbed “Operation We’ll Find You,” sheriffs recovered 169 children, safely found another 59, and handed over 28 cases to law enforcement for further investigation. officials said.
The cases referred included weapons possession, sex trafficking, drug and sex offender violations, according to the release.
The agency reported that 42 of the children were found outside the missing city, 10 were found outside the country, and the youngest child recovered was six months old.
The agency said 86% of cases were considered “endangered runaways,” 9% family abductions and 5% “other missing persons,” with most being found within seven days of disappearance.
“Operation Find You is a great example of how the U.S. Security Service continues to prioritize child protection,” NCMEC President and CEO Michelle DeLone said in a release. ‘ said. “NCMEC is proud of its longstanding partnership with USMS and commends USMS and participating state and local agencies for their efforts in rescuing 225 missing children from endangered species.”
Among the cases I have dealt with, 14 children rescued in Eastern Virginia That included the recovery of a 15-year-old Loudoun County girl found in a 30-year-old man’s bedroom, officials said.
in Los Angeles, In the California District, four 16-year-old women, believed to be victims of human trafficking, were found during the operation.
Kevin Williams, Deputy Chief of Staff to the U.S. Marshals for the Central District of California, said, “Working with various state, local, and federal partners, we are working to maximize the use of our collective resources, especially during intense enforcement efforts. We can use it in the most effective way,” he said. “The rescue of severely missing children is directly in line with Secretary Ronald Davis’ vision that the men and women of the Marshals Service are more closely involved in violence reduction efforts within their communities.”
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