FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONTGOMERY COUNTY ESTABLISHES TASK FORCE TO COMBAT CHILD EXPLOITATION/HUMAN TRAFFICKING, FIND MISSING CHILDREN;
Handles first case this week
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (May 25, 2021) — Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele, the Montgomery County Police Chiefs Association and Mission Kids’ Executive Director Leslie Slingsby announce the creation of a special investigative task force—Human Trafficking/Child Exploitation Task Force—which will assist local police departments in finding and helping missing children who are in danger of being trafficked for sex.
According to FBI statistics, less than one percent of the more than 400,000 missing children each year were abducted. The vast majority of missing children are runaways that could be subjected to the dangers of being trafficked or forced into performing sex for money or drugs. To combat this issue, Montgomery County has formed the Human Trafficking/Child Exploitation Task Force with the specific goal of identifying, searching for and recovering runaways who are at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking. Click here to read more.