Update: Missing girl Raina Bennett has reportedly been located safely after the search for her spanned over a course of over three days. It's fortunate that the 12-year-old girl was found safe, because not many girls are as lucky when they go missingÂ—especially when there are fears of sex trafficking and child predators being expressed.
There aren't many details being provided by reports other than the fact that Raina was located between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m., and she is safe. Reports are not indicating whether or not the missing 12-year-old was a victim of trafficking or if she was being held against her will in any way. A brief search doesn't return any reports of arrests that parallel with the timing of her discoveryÂ—but any reports of this nature may come out at a later time if there are any.
Hopefully Raina Bennett was relatively safe while she was missing, and was not the victim of any wrongdoing. It's all too often that girls her age, as well as younger and even older, fall victim to predators who lurk in waitingÂ—in hopes of finding a vulnerable victim.
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