The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Missing Person’s Unit recently conducted an operation focused on finding missing and runaway juveniles that has saved dozens of minors!
According to WSOC-TV9, this 11-day operation rescued over 150 teenagers ranging between 14-18. Of those found, some were engaging in prostitution and drugs, and many had been missing for more than 6 months. According to WSOC-TV9, “‘There were a few people involved in human trafficking activities and that’s something we take seriously,’ Capt. Joe McNelly with CMPD’s Violent Crimes Division said. ‘This is a jumping off point to start an investigation.’... McNelly said many of the children had been taken advantage of.”.
The CMPD explained that many of the teens have been reunited with their family members, or returned to DSS custody. The operation has opened many individual’s eyes to the need for additional youth intervention programs. So far, no arrests have been made, but they are anticipating that future charges may be at hand.
Original Article: https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/cmpd-more-than-130-children-found-during-operation-carolina-homecoming/ZZXQBGGETFALXIU6KWN3OABGK4/