Human Traffic Watch

More than 80 booked in Superbowl crackdown on prostitution, human trafficking

In Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking on February 12, 2013 at 9:20 am

A task force of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies booked more than 80 people in connection with prostitution, pandering and human trafficking during Super Bowl, officials announced on Thursday.

The arrests came as part of Operation Innocence Lost, a national initiative by the FBI where the agency partners with state and local law enforcement groups to target sex trafficking, particularly activities involving children. The partnership has existed since 2008 and typically gears up whenever there are major events that have the potential to encourage an increase in sex crimes.

The operation during Super Bowl week resulted in 85 arrests in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, along with five children removed from situations connected to prostitution, according to statistics released by the group. Most of the arrests were related to prostitution or pandering, but there were two arrests related to human trafficking.

Source: The Advocate

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