Three Young Children Rescued. A German Citizen Arrested. shield arrow-simple-alt-top arrow-simple-alt-left arrow-simple-alt-right arrow-simple-alt-bottom facebook instagram linkedin medium pinterest rss search-alt twitter video-play arrow-long-right arrow-long-left arrow-long-top arrow-long-bottom arrow-simple-right arrow-simple-left arrow-simple-bottom readio arrow-simple-top speaker-down plus minus cloud hb pin camera globe cart rotate star edit arrow-top arrow-right arrow-left arrow-bottom check search close square speaker-up speaker-mute return play pause love

Three Young Children Rescued. A German Citizen Arrested.

On October 8th, Dominican police spearheaded a rescue operation in the Puerto Plata province of the country. Local public justice officials proactively collaborated to rescue three young children and arrest a German citizen.

The 76-year old German citizen was arrested after the police entered his home and found the three minors and evidence. He is currently being prosecuted for sexually exploiting the minors.

The survivors, two Haitian girls and a Dominican boy, ages 10 to 12 years old, were immediately taken to a safe home run by the Dominican Child Welfare (CONANI) to provide immediate crisis care and to evaluate the next steps.

IJM applauds the proactive, fast and coordinated response led by the Department of Human Trafficking, the Specialized Prosecutor's Office against the Smuggling of Migrants and Human Trafficking, CONANI (Dominican Child Welfare Agency) and investigators, who continue working hard to bring rescue and protection to children.

You might also be interested in…

see more

Newsletter Sign Up

Stay connected to the work! Sign up to get updates straight to your inbox.

Media Contact

We're here to answer your questions. Please fill out the form below and someone from our team will follow up with you soon.

More Information

Petra Kooman

Director of Marketing and Public Relations
pkooman@ijm.ca
519.679.5030 x.229

Make an Impact

Your skills, talents, and ideas are a force for change. From birthday parties to polar dips, your fundraising campaign can stop the violence.

Learn More

Thank you for signing up to learn more about starting a fundraiser. We will be in touch soon!

In the meantime, please take a look at our free guide: 25 Tips for the Novice Fundraiser.

Need Help?

Need more information?
We're here to help.
Contact us at events@ijm.ca