Nearly 40 missing or endangered children have been rescued by federal and state agents in Georgia, as part of “Operation Not Forgotten,” according to authorities.
Thirteen missing children were found and an additional 26 endangered children were rescued during a two-week operation in Atlanta and Macon, The U.S. Marshals Service announced Thursday.
“Operation Not Forgotten” resulted in the rescue of 26 children, the safe location of 13 children and the arrest of nine criminal associates: https://t.co/a3MeJSfbvk
— U.S. Marshals (@USMarshalsHQ) August 27, 2020
The missing children were considered to be “some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases” and some were likely victims of child sex trafficking, child exploitation, abuse and had medical or mental health conditions, officials said.
As part of the operation, investigators cleared 26 arrest warrants and filed additional charges for alleged crimes related to sex trafficking, parental kidnapping, registered sex offender violations, drugs and weapons possession, and custodial interference. (Read more from “39 Missing or Endangered Kids Rescued in ‘Operation Not Forgotten’ Bust” HERE)