US Marshals have found 35 missing children in Ohio after launching "Operation Safety Net," which aims to crack down on kidnappings and missing children cases.
US Marshal Pete Elliott said that in his first two weeks with Operation Safety Net has found 25 children. There were about 200 missing children in Cayahoga County at the beginning of the operation. Elliott said that it has been a help to partnering with local media to publicize the cases, and making the tip line more public.
This is becoming an impressive pattern in the U.S. Marshal system as just recently, an operation in Oklahoma led to 262 criminals being arrest, and 5 missing children rescued.
Just over 20 percent of those were tied to human trafficking, according to U.S. Marshals. The missing children were found in Cleveland, Euclid, Akron, Mansfield, Columbus, and Miami, Florida.
Only five missing children cases remain open. As a result of their impressive operation, the US Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio has created a permanent Missing Child Unit.