Sex And The Super Bowl: Indianapolis Puts Spotlight On Teen Sex Trafficking
“…Super Bowl weekend is considered to be the largest sex trafficking event in the United States each year, a number estimated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children who says the 2010 Miami Super Bowl brought 10,000 prostitutes to the city. By the same group’s measure 2011’s Dallas Super Bowl resulted in 133 underage arrests for prostitution.
But with renewed focus on the sexual trafficking of underage girls in the New Year—including a month-long campaign by the White House, the focus at Super Bowl XLVI will be the protection of girls and the prosecution of the men and women who specialize in their sale for sex. While the numbers there are much smaller —nowhere near the 10,000 to 100,000 prostitutes rumored to swarm Super Bowl cities each year—when one considers that we’re talking about girls as young as twelve, the gravity of the crime easily outweighs the quantity…”
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