CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) -- Operation Safety Net has led to the recovery of 35 Northeast Ohio children in a joint operation by U.S. Marshals, the Cleveland Division of Police, East Cleveland Police, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, and Newburgh Heights police.
Thirty-five missing and endangered children between the ages of 13 and 18 were recovered during the operation.
Slightly more than 20 percent of those were tied to human trafficking, according to U.S. Marshals.
The missing children were recovered in Cleveland, Euclid, Akron, Mansfield, Columbus, and Miami, Florida.
The U.S. Marshals Service listed five cases that were referred to the Marshals Task Force that remain open.