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Law Enforcement From 5 States and Washington, D.C., Among Honorees at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's Congressional Breakfast

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - May 01, 2014) -

WHAT: The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children will recognize outstanding law enforcement professionals for performing above and beyond the call of duty for safely recovering a missing child or successfully resolving a child sexual exploitation case. The annual recognition ceremony occurs each May in honor of National Missing Children's Day.

Presenters include:

  • NCMEC President and CEO John Ryan
  • NCMEC Board Chair Patty Wetterling
  • Members of Congress

WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST

WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50, First & C streets, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Media who are attending should RSVP by May 5 to [email protected] or call 703-837-6111.

Winners Include:

NEW YORK: "BABY HOPE" IDENTIFIED 22 YEARS LATER AFTER INVESTIGATORS PUSH FOR MEDIA ATTENTION
Award recipients from the New York City Police Department and the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner

CALIFORNIA: CHILD ABDUCTED NEAR SAN DIEGO SAFELY RECOVERED IN IDAHO CAMPSITE
Award recipients from the San Diego Sheriff's Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team

MARYLAND/D.C.: FBI "TEN MOST WANTED" FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION CASE
Award recipients from the Metropolitan Police Department, Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington Field Office Child Exploitation Force

FEDERAL: INVESTIGATION BRINGS DOWN CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION RING AND LEADS TO SAFE RECOVERY OF SEX TRAFFICKED CHILD
Award recipients from the United States Postal Inspection Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations, and the U.S. Department of Justice's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section

ILLINOIS: SUSPECTED RUNAWAY RECOVERED DECEASED AFTER INVESTIGATORS REOPEN CASE
Award recipients from Jo Daviess County, Illinois Sheriff's Office, City of Galena, Illinois Police Department, Illinois State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Evidence Response Team

SOUTH CAROLINA: SEX OFFENDER IDENTIFIED THROUGH TATTOOS; CHILD VICTIM RECOVERED SAFELY
Award recipients from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations

FEDERAL: NATIONAL INITIATIVE "OPERATION CROSS COUNTRY VII" LEADS TO THE SAFE RECOVERY OF 106 CHILD VICTIMS AND THE ARREST OF 151 SUSPECTED OFFENDERS ACROSS 76 CITIES NATIONWIDE
Award recipients from the Federal Bureau of Investigation

For case summaries and a list of award recipients, please contact: [email protected]

About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children. Authorized by Congress to serve as the nation's clearinghouse on these issues, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 196,000 children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline, a mechanism for reporting child pornography, child sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual exploitation. Since it was created in 1998, more than 2.4 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been received, and more than 111 million suspected child pornography images have been reviewed. NCMEC works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC, visit www.missingkids.com. Follow NCMEC on Twitter and like NCMEC on Facebook

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