News from around the state of Texas

Texas Troopers Helped Rescue 39 Exploited Children in 2013

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014  |  Updated 11:28 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Texas Troopers Helped Rescue 39 Exploited Children

NBC 5 News

advertisement

Texas troopers have helped rescue 39 missing or sexually exploited children in trafficking-related investigations during 2013.

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday cited the agency's interdiction program that was launched in 2009.

The program is designed to teach Texas troopers and other law enforcement officers how to recognize indicators of endangered children who don't show obvious signs of abuse.

DPS says the program has led to the recovery of more than 100 missing and endangered children since 2010.

More than 30 suspects were arrested on charges including possession of child pornography, sexual assault of a child, human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation of children and abduction.
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out