(The AEGIS Alliance) – A multi-task-force operation in Louisiana was able to recover 8 missing and jeopardized kids and also apprehended 18 sex offenders as a component of an investigation that lasted for two months, according to a Tuesday press release by the U.S. Marshals Service.
The investigative operations “Return of the School Year” as well as “NO Saints and Sinners 2021” were conducted in the area of New Orleans from August 1 to September 30 as a component of 2 U.S. Marshals task forces. They likewise uncovered a number of sex offenders who had previously been convicted of crimes involving youngsters.
“This was another example of the results that can be accomplished with continuing law enforcement teamwork,” Scott Illing, the U.S. Marshal for Louisiana’s Eastern District pointed out. “Much of this work was also accomplished while dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in the New Orleans metro area.”
The investigation additionally resulted in 6 others being arrested, consisting of 3 adult male suspects who had warrants for the sex-related battery of a 7-year-old, 2 counts of producing child pornography of an age 14 girl, and also aggravated rape as well as kidnapping charges that took place in 1989.
A Delaware man named Roman E. Byler who’s required to register as a sex offender for life had 2 previous felony sex-related convictions involving juveniles. Byler was wanted by authorities for removing his electronic monitor as well as fleeing his probation in Delaware, was located in August, residing unregistered in New Orleans in an area prominently known for drug trafficking.
3 kids returned on their own in the course of the operation and the Marshals Service located 3 others. The operation resulted in one recuperation in Phoenix, where a teen girl had been on her way to Las Vegas to meet an older man she met online.
The two-month-long investigation discovered a number of accusations of human sex trafficking of children. Three New Orleans metro-area police departments, 3 sheriff’s offices throughout the state, and also the state police and department of child and family services aided the FBI and U.S. Marshals during the operation.
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