The U.S. Marshals made an official statement saying they have found 39 missing children over a two-week mission.
In Georgia, The U.S. Marshals found 39 missing children and confirmed the news in a press conference on Thursday.
Operation Not Forgotten
The operation is called “Operation Not Forgotten” which is over a two-week extended mission which resulted in the rescue of 26 children and the information on 13 other’s safe location.
During the press release this statement was given:
“These missing children were considered to be some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases in the area, based on indications of high-risk factors such as victimisation of child sex trafficking, child exploitation, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and medical or mental health conditions,”
The U.S. Marshals has been working with organisations like Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, state and local agencies in Georgia, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, a non-profit organisation for the well being of those children.
Nine criminals were arrested in the process, and the investigators cleared 26 arrest warrants.
Darby Kirby, chief of the Missing Child Unit, said,
“We are working to protect them and get them the help they need.”
While the director of the Marshals Service, Donald Washington, said,
“The message to missing children and their families is that we will never stop looking for you.”
The families of those missing child must have been happy to have these children back.