A local man is behind bars facing countless charges after police searched the streets of Genesee County looking for missing and/or exploited children.

The authorities located 56 missing children, including one girl who was in really bad shape. Reports indicate she had been tortured and abused. The man is accused of abusing her is 22-year-old Derrick Sewell.

According to Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell, the unnamed girl ran away from home in 2014. At only 13-years-old at the time, she moved in with Sewell for several years. Ugh. During her time with this creep, he allegedly cut her, tried drowning her among other threats. Sewell is now being held at the Genesee County Jail.

A big shout out to all the officers involved in this sweep. Thank you for all you do.