The U.S. Marshals Service has found 25 missing children in northeast Ohio, it was announced yesterday.
The children are between the ages of 13 and 18, and about one-quarter of them are confirmed to be related to human trafficking or prostitution. That according to Ann Murphy, public affairs officer for the U.S. Marshal Service, Northern District of Ohio.
Children have also been recovered in Cleveland, East Cleveland, Akron, Euclid, Willoughby and as far away as Miami, according to a press release issued by authorities.
A similar operation conducted by U.S. Marshals located 39 missing children in the state of Georgia last week.
“Operation Not Forgotten” allowed authorities to rescue 26 children, while locating, and ensuring the safety and welfare, of 13 others.
Photo by U.S. Marshals Service