In a month-long US Marshals operation, 5 missing teenage girls were discovered and 30 sex offenders were arrested


The US Marshals Service revealed in a press release that in an annual multi-agency initiative dubbed as Operation Boo Dat conducted between mid-October and Dec. 24 where 17 of the arrests were of those accused of felony sex offender registration violations. All five found teenagers were girls from ages of 14 and 17.

US Marshal Service said that During Operation Boo Dat over one hundred sex offender compliance checks were also attempted or completed in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.

“Sex Offender compliance checks require law enforcement officers by visiting the sex offender’s reported address of residence and confirm that the person still lives at the provided address. Often time, countless hours of follow up investigative work are required during and after every compliance check.”

The discoveries of the missing teenage girls were an open case and through these series of Marshal’s operation Boo Dat these missing teenagers was found.

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One was a 16-year-old who ran away from her home in Marrero, New Orleans, by allegedly stealing a relative’s car and a handgun, according to the press release. That girl was discovered in a home with “multiple adults including a strip club dancer,” the US marshal of the discoveries of the missing teenage girls’ the US marshal service said. Two of the other discoveries were sisters ages 15 and 16 who were found in an apartment in Baton Rouge who “may be victims of adult(s) felony criminal sexual activities,” the US Marshals said.

US Marshals said Monday that among the arrests were one of a man wanted for raping 12-year-old girl victim in an abandoned home on the West Bank of New Orleans. On the other area, another man was arrested for an alleged sexual assault of 14-year-old girl in June in San Patricio County, Texas.