The operation took nearly one month long. On the search operation, more than 30 children have found, which have recorded as missing.
All 31 children from the Dallas-Fort Worth area have been located, recovered, or rescued. Out of them, at least seven were critically missing children with ties to sex trafficking.
Federal agencies partnered with four local police departments – Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Grand Prairie – to begin Operation Missing in the Metroplex.
Among those children,
- A 15-year-old girl recovered at a Dallas home following a tip from a confidential source.
- A 17-year-old girl has recovered by Dallas police from a vehicle.
- A 16-year-old girl has recovered, by Arlington police, inside a Kerens ‘Texas home following information from social media.
- A 13-year-old girl has recovered by Fort Worth police from a flat.
- A 15-year-old girl from Fort Worth recovered in an Uber in Houston during a prostitution sting.
- A 16-year-old girl has recovered by Fort Worth police at “‘John’s house in Fort Worth.
- A 16-year-old girl has recovered by Dallas police walking on Lancaster Boulevard.
To observe law enforcement partnerships and community affairs culminate into such a successful recovery outcome is rewarding, acting the United States Marshal Quintella Downs-Bradshaw said, as per ABC 8 News.
Victims should know they have not forgotten. There is hope and a method to return home.
As for the officials remaining 24 children have been found from friends or relatives, have been reunited with their families. Their missing information was removed! From the database.
Dallas Police Department was grateful to participate in such an operation, to reunite the children with their loved ones. They wish that these children will move forward with their loved ones forgetting their, traumatized past.
Police are committed to continuing their work to rescue missing children across North Texas.
These kids and teens represent some of our most unprotected population where adults try to prey on their innocence. We will not halt until every child is located safe, and someone is held responsible, said Arlington Chief of Police Al Jones.
Still, we cannot imagine how has been it for their families and how the victims suffer from those situations.
Every day we should, thankful to the officers; who found these children and wish them luck and safe to continue their work in the future.