33 Missing Children Found in Southern California: FBI Investigation
A multiagency investigation recently found 33 children missing in Southern California, including eight who had been sexually exploited Press release Friday.
Operation Lost Angels began on January 11th, midway through the month of human trafficking, and involved more than two dozen agencies to identify and find missing children, the FBI said.
Officials found two of the children “multiple times” during the operation in known commercial sex trafficking locations, the FBI said.
“It is not uncommon for rescued victims to return to commercial sex trafficking voluntarily or forcibly, through fraud or coercion,” the FBI said. “This damaging cycle highlights the challenges victims and law enforcement agencies face in trying to deter victims from entering …