Eight missing children were rescued in a five-day rescue operation in the Indianapolis area, and one person was arrested for inter alia parent kidnapping, federal authorities said in a press release. The US marshals last week announced the rescue of 72 missing children in three states.
The children are between 6 and 17 years old, which is known as Operation Homecoming, according to the US Marshals Service’s Southern District of Indiana.
Authorities said the children were “some of the most vulnerable and challenging recovery cases in the area”.
The arrested adult was also charged with gun possession and intimidation.
The children were given to the Indiana Department of Child Services.
Federal agencies worked with groups such as the Indianapolis Police Department and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
“The marshals are committed to assisting state and local authorities in the search and recovery of missing children at risk in order to prevent them from falling victim to crimes of violence and exploitation,” said Dan McClain, US Marshal for the Southern Indiana District. “The message we want to convey to missing children and their families is that we will use all the resources we can to find you.”
No further details about the children or the circumstances were released.
Last week the US Marshals Service said it found itduring “Do not forget the operation.” The operation resulted in the rescue of 26 children and the safe location of 13 more.
The authorities said that last week toowere recovered in a 20 day mission called “Operation Safety Net”.