Behind the scenes as police attempt to rescue young prostitutes

BY JENNIFER DONELAN, ABC7 NEWS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH 2015

COLUMBIA, Md. (ABC7) — 7 On Your Side Fighting Back exclusive with Maryland State Police as they search for children in countless escort ads.

There is a small but dedicated unit within Maryland State Police who, every week, hit the internet in the search for missing children. Troopers with the department's Child Recovery Unit joined by FBI agents and local police officers surf through a minute by minute explosion of internet ads for escort services.

Maryland State Police Corporal Chris Heid says certain ads grab their attention immediately. Perhaps the girl isn't showing her face or someone else is taking her picture, or she simply looks underage. That's when Cpl. Heid picks up his cellphone and attempts to make a date with the subject in the advertisement...