The U.S. Marshals announced Thursday the recovery of 39 children in a missing child operation dubbed “Operation Not Forgotten.”
A release said the two-week operation was conducted in the Atlanta and Macon areas. According to the Marshals, 26 children were rescued and 13 were safely located.
Nine “criminal associates” were arrested in the operation. The Marshals said charges including sex trafficking, parental kidnapping, custodial interference and registered sex offender violence resulted from the investigation.
A number of Georgia agencies, including the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, were involved in the operation.