After a three-week search in Texas, 70 missing youngsters ranging in age from7 to 10 were discovered and saved.
Many of the children were found in West Texas, while others were found in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which is part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Some of the missing children were discovered in Colorado, while others were discovered in Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez.
According to the press statement, several of the children were victims of sex trafficking and had suffered physical and sexual abuse.
Some of the children found were said to be runaways, although the organizations did not say how many.
According to the release, agencies are offering victim services and counseling to the retrieved youngsters and their families.
On May 25, “National Missing Children’s Day,” officials convened a press conference to discuss Operation Lost Souls and its accomplishments.
The agencies didn’t announce any arrests as a result of the recovered youngsters, but they did say that “the multi-agency operation delivered new information and leads that HSI is investigating.”