US Marshals rescue 39 endangered children in Georgia, arrest 9 suspects on sex trafficking charges

After a two-week search for endangered children in Georgia, the U.S. Marshals Service on Thursday announced the recovery of 39 children: “Operation Not Forgotten” rescued 26 missing children and safely located 13 others.

Nine people were arrested and charged with sex trafficking, parental kidnapping, registered sex offender violations, drugs and weapons possession and custodial interference, officials said.

“The message to missing children and their families is that we will never stop looking for you,” U.S. Marshals Service Director Donald Washington said in a statement.

The U.S. Marshals Service Missing Child Unit, along with Georgia state and local agencies, began “Operation Not Forgotten” in Atlanta and Macon to find “endangered” children.  Continue Reading

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