According to federal officials, 19 missing children, including newborns, are safe thanks to a four-month rescue operation led by the United States Marshals Service in New Orleans Metro.
According to officials, the boy under the age of one month was reported to have missed Arkansas, Marshall Services said in a news release. He was safely placed in New Orleans, and another 20 children were found on their own and went home.
The Deputy Marshal worked with state and local agencies to carry out a multi-month operation, “This is the way home.” The effort, which took place from March 1st to June 30th, focused on “escape and endangered runaway” in New Orleans and its surrounding parishes, arresting at least nine adults. Officials said it led to.
In addition to Louisiana, the news release found missing children in Arkansas, Florida, Texas, and Tennessee.
“This is a collaboration with our local, state, and federal partners, and teamwork and information sharing have enabled these results,” said Scott Illing, US Marshal in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Said in a statement. “19 recovery may not seem expensive, but this time-consuming task was accomplished while conducting a routine violent felony investigation in 13 parishes.”
The arrested people face criminal accusations, including physical knowledge of the boy’s felony and a cause of the boy’s misconduct.
During their investigation, Deputy Marshal also rescued a 16-year-old runaway from Tennessee who was wanted for guns, drugs, and probation violations. The recovery ended with the arrest of 21-year-old Colby Warren in Slidell, Louisiana.
The operation also led to the seizure of at least seven guns, illegal drugs and more than $ 17,500 in cash, officials said.
Since 2015, the agency’s Missing Children’s Unit has helped find more than 1,800 missing and endangered children, according to the United States Marshals Service.The damage caused by sexual trafficking in Georgia last year led to the rescue of 26 children of different ages. 3 to 17 years old, McClatchy News reported.
A similar operation in Ohio, “Autumn Hope,” was one of the states. The biggest anti-trafficking effort.. Forty-five missing children were rescued.