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The Epoch TimesUS Marshals Find 200 Missing Children in Nationwide Operation

US Marshals Service Recovers 200 Missing Children in Nationwide Operation, Revealing Potential Links to Human Trafficking and Abuse

In a comprehensive six-week operation, the US Marshals Service, alongside federal, state, and local agencies, successfully located and recovered 200 missing children across the United States. This operation, spanning from May 20 to June 24, targeted areas with high concentrations of critically missing children and included victims of sex trafficking, abuse, and family abductions. The effort highlighted the critical role of coordinated law enforcement actions in addressing the complex issues surrounding missing children and their recovery.

Key Points:

  • The operation resulted in the recovery of 200 missing children, including 173 endangered runaways and a 5-month-old baby.
  • Conducted from May 20 to June 24, the initiative involved federal, state, and local agencies.
  • Target areas were selected based on high concentrations of critically missing children.
  • Recovered children included victims of sex trafficking, abuse, and family abductions.
  • The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) provided technical assistance throughout the operation.
  • US Marshals Service (USMS) emphasized the continuous nature of their mission to locate and recover missing children.
  • The operation demonstrated the effectiveness of collaborative efforts in addressing child endangerment cases.
  • Many recovered children were located in various states across the country, only reinforcing the nationwide scope of the issue.
  • USMS Director Ronald Davis highlighted the agency’s commitment to protecting vulnerable children.

“Our mission to protect the most vulnerable members of our society never stops, and this operation is a testament to our commitment and resolve.”
– Ronald Davis, USMS Director


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