Four Children Intercepted; Two Suspects Arrested

August 19, 2021
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Four Children Intercepted; Two Suspects Arrested

Four children were intercepted before they were trafficked and they helped arrest two suspects in Rwanda!⁠

This case involved four children who were taken from their homes without their parents’ consent. They were taken by two traffickers who are related to them. Our monitor saw the children looking confused and crying, and she became suspicious. She approached the group to assess the situation, but the traffickers were unwilling to answer any of her questions. Recognizing this as a red flag, our monitor immediately asked the police for assistance.⁠

When the police arrived, they spoke with the two suspects and asked them about their relationship with the children. At first, they lied, but then one of the children, a 9-year-old, told the police that the adults were not their parents and that they did not know where they were taking them. Based on this information, the police immediately took the group to the police station for further questioning. The two suspects were eventually arrested, and the children’s parents were contacted. The parents told our partners that they had been frantically searching for their children and had informed the local radio station that they were missing. The parents confirmed that the suspects were related to them but said they had no idea why they had taken their children without their permission.⁠

Later that day, the parents arrived at the station to pick up their children. They were so grateful our monitors had intervened to keep their children safe, and they thanked our partners for their assistance. After monitors educated them about human trafficking, they all returned to the safety of their homes.

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