Super Bowl Sunday's Dark Side: Big Game Attracts Child Sex Traffickers


"There is nothing inherently evil or inappropriate about the Super Bowl. It's an extraordinary event and a national treasure, but this is all about supply and demand," said Allen. "What the traffickers do is gravitate to situations where there are large numbers of people and lots of money at these magna type of events."

"These operators go to where the action is," he said.

"We've been trying to call attention to it simply to make sure that the community is vigilant and prepared,' said Allen. "South Florida agencies did a great job last year of keeping it under control and even though there were some problems it was far less than anticipated."

Allen estimates that there are more than 100,000 American kids who are victimized through child prostitution and child trafficking in the U.S. each year.

"The typical American citizen hears the term child trafficking and thinks it happens somewhere else, but what we've demonstrated is that it is happening on Main Street, U.S.A.," he said.

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