US Marshals rescue 25 missing children from Ohio; many are victims of human trafficking or prostitution
In a separate undercover sting operation, 27 men were arrested after allegedly attempting to engage in sexual activity with minors
U.S. Marshals rescue another 25 missing and sex-trafficked children
According to the officers involved, Operation Safety Net will continue for a few more weeks in an effort to locate the roughly 200 missing children from Northeast Ohio alone.
The recent success comes after Operation Not Forgotten rescued 26 missing children and located an additional 13 in Georgia and Florida. Of those 39 victims, authorities report that 15 of them were being trafficked.
A third effort, called Operation Moving Target, led to the arrest of 27 Ohio men in Cuyahoga County for engaging in sexually explicit conversations with undercover agents posing as kids.
The U.S. Marshals have provided a tip line for anyone who might have information about any missing children: 1-866-492-6833