123 Missing Children Found in Michigan During Sex Trafficking Sting by Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 28: U.S. Marshals provide extra security outside the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse in Washington D.C. on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Ahmed Abu Khattala, a Libyan thought to be responsible for the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi is being held in federal law enforcement custody. (Photo by Greg Kahn/Getty Images)

Over 100 children were found safe during a one-day sweep by multiple Michigan law enforcement agencies, the US Marshals Service said Wednesday.

The agency said Operation MISafeKid recovered 123 missing children Sept. 26 throughout Wayne County in a sweep aimed to identify and recover missing children and locate victims of sex trafficking.

The operation had 301 case files for missing children open before the sweep, which was the first of its kind in Wayne County, according to the report.

All recovered children were interviewed by authorities about possibly being sexually victimized or used in a sex trafficking ring and officials said three identified as possible sex trafficking cases.

The report said one homeless teenage boy had not had anything to eat in three days, so authorities transported him back to their command post for food and turned him over to Child Protective Services for aftercare.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Emily Jacobs