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45 missing children recovered during largest statewide anti-human trafficking operation in Ohio

WLWT |

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost along with federal and local law enforcement officials announced 177 people were arrested and 45 children were recovered in what they described as the most successful missing child recovery operation the U.S. Marshals service has participated in.

Yost said through the operation called Autumn Hope, 177 people were arrested statewide. Officials said 109 109 human trafficking victims were rescued and referred to social services. The operation involved over 50 law enforcement agencies and non-government partners, making it the largest statewide anti-human trafficking operation in Ohio’s history.