17 arrested after child trafficking probe in Flint area – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

15August 2020

FLINT, Mich.– Seventeen individuals have actually been detained following an examination into kid trafficking in the Flint area, a constable said.

A rescue operation Friday situated 7 kids ages 17 and under, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson stated.

A police group over 5 months established 6 stings in which law enforcement agents impersonated 13, 14, and 15-year-old children on social networks sites, Swanson said

Individuals who then came to locations anticipating to be able to assault those kids were instead jailed, and will be prosecuted, Swanson said. He did not say which charges they are likely to face,

The Flint Journal reported. The rescue operation included a search for 27 kids known to have vanished, according to details from schools, medical facilities, probate courts, the foster care system and other human service companies, Swanson stated.

One 16-year-old girl was found locked in a barn, Swanson stated.

“The worry in her eyes was real,” he included.

It was the county's third such rescue operation, Swanson said. His group also performed rescue sweeps in 2018 and 2019, he stated.

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