Eleven children were recovered by the U.S. Marshals in a two-month rescue operation in New Orleans called Operation Summer Rescue 2020, which focused on missing and endangered runaways.
U.S. Marshals said several arrests were made during the children's recoveries over the operation, which ran from August 1 to September 30.
The recoveries included a 16-year-old runaway boy who was believed to be involved in illegal gang activity and a 13-year-old girl rescued in Tennessee.
"This is a very important mission that the USMS has been tasked by Congress to oversee, as the safety of children across the country is paramount to this nation's future," said U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Louisiana Scott Illing. "While 11 recoveries may not seem high, this work, which is time consuming, was accomplished while also running our normal day-to-day violent felony offender investigations and sex offender fugitive operations in the district, along with our other judicial missions."