Authorities rescue 120+ missing children in Wayne County

Blanche Robertson
October 13, 2018

A one-day sweep by multiple law enforcement agencies in Wayne County, Michigan, resulted in the recovery of 123 missing children, the U.S. Marshals Service is now reporting.

The operation had 301 case files for missing children open before they engaged in the one-day sweep. All children found were interviewed by authorities about being victimised sexually or being used in sex trafficking rings.

The US Marshals Service released a statement today detailing Operation MISafeKid which involved multiple MI law enforcement agencies.

In addition to the missing children in MI, officers in the operation obtained information about two missing children in Texas and another in Minnesota. "He was then debriefed and turned over to Child Protective Services for aftercare".

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One homeless teen was brought back to the command post after officers discovered he hadn't eaten in three days.

It was the first time an operation of this kind had been conducted in Wayne County. DMCRU located and recovered nine children prior to the sweep and an additional seven during the operation.

A one-day operation conducted by multiple law enforcement agencies recovered more than 120 missing children in MI in late September, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Which is standard protocol for the Michigan State Police, officials say. "Children may also become missing involuntarily for reasons other than abduction such as becoming lost, injured or under other circumstances". Both cases are now under investigation.

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