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Missing and Exploited Children
These articles will tell the story of children who were found safe and returned to the arms of their loved ones. Also, stories of children who fought back and escaped danger.

Alisa Maier Safe - Paul Sterling Smith Dead star
Alisa Maier´s safe return is a testament to the effectiveness an Amber Alert can play in helping a community find an abducted child. Alisa Maier is home safe after being kidnapped by convicted child predator Paul Sterling Smith. Learn how the Amber Alert worked to save this child.

Are You a Missing or Abducted Child? star
Steve Carter recently discovered he was Marx Panama Moriarty Barnes an infant reported missing in 1977 after his biological mother Charlotte Moriarty walked away with him. His search sparked by a CNN story about Carlina White discovered she was abducted as an infant in 1987 from a Harlem hospital.

Calista Cordova Escapes Kidnapper Jose Garcia star
Brave nine-year-old Calista Cordova escapes from her kidnapper, Jose Garcia in Colorado. Find out how this incredible young lady got away.

Columbia Illinois Boy Escapes Attemped Abduction star
In Columbia Illinois an 11-year-old boy escapes abduction after being lured by a man in a maroon colored van parked on a on a quiet street in the middle of a small town. Learn how to keep children safe from strangers and lures.

DeMontay Thompson Escapes Kidnapper star
The following story is one that both parents and children can learn a lot.

Facebook Family Reunion star
One social networking source has reunited a mother with her 2 children taken 15 years previous. Find out more.

Girl Missing 13 years Found star[offsite link]
Carl Dodd had only age progression photos to look at for the 13 years his daughter was missing, until she was found by Federal Marshalls on her 17th birthday living with her non-custodial mother and maternal grandmother.

Jaycee Lee Dugard Found Alive star
in 1991, Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped on the way to her school bus stop. Her stepfather, hearing her scream, sees he pulled into a car. Now, 18 years later, Jaycee is found, alive. Find out where she has been all these years.

Marilyn Wildflower Demands Naked Man Leave star
A twelve year old girl wakes up to a man in her room. The incredibly smart and courageous girl tells him to leave as she snapped her fingers like she was talking to a dog. He left. She is safe and deserves a medal.

Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus star
Missouri's miracle in 2007 resulted in the rescue of Ben Ownby and Shawn Hornbeck. This week three more missing women were rescued, Michelle Knight, Gina Dejesus, and Amanda Berry. Also, a six year old child was rescued with the women, and the four are referred to as the "Cleveland Miracle".

Missouri Amber Alert - William Ben Ownby star
Thirteen-year-old William “Ben” Ownby has now been missing for more than 24 hours. An amber alert remains is in effect for William "Ben" Ownby, believed to be a victim of abduction.

Multiple Abduction Attempts in Missouri star
Just this month there have been a frightening number of child abduction attempts in the Saint Louis and surrounding areas of Missouri. Learn how to keep children riding or walking to and from school safe.

Natascha Kampusch Escapes Dungeon star
Natascha Kampusch vanished in Vienna Austria while walking to school on March 2, 1998.There have been few clues since her disappearance. Until this week, police found her wandering in a neighborhood yard.

Shawn Hornbeck - Rescued Alive After Missing 4 1/2 Years star[offsite link]
A Missouri Miracle, two Missing Missouri boys, Ben Ownby missing 4 days and Shawn Hornbeck missing 4 1/2 years were both found alive in a Kirkwood Missouri apartment. Shawn was eleven at the time of his disappearance. Welcome Home Shawn!

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