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Super Bowl prostitution: Call girls arrested in NY drug and prostitution sting

Arrests were made on Thursday that shut down a Super Bowl prostitution ring.
Arrests were made on Thursday that shut down a Super Bowl prostitution ring.
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Three days before Super Bowl Sunday a series of arrests occurred in New York City as NYPD, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, cracked down on prostitution and cocaine distribution according to NBC 4 New York on Thursday.

As of this morning, half of the 18 suspects had been arrested in the Super Bowl prostitution sting, which has been part of an 11-month investigation conducted by the Organized Crime Task Force, the Department of Homeland Security and the New York City Police Department.

The Super Bowl prostitution ring was allegedly selling “party packs of cocaine” and sexual favors to high-end clients as reported by NBC. Escorts were removed from the upscale Brooklyn Marriott Hotel, which according to authorities is an unusual place for this type of criminal activity. However, the organization responsible for the conspiracy was based out of Manhattan, and its criminal reach extended to Long Island, Queens and the Hudson Valley.

Regular Johns received this text message, “new sexy & beautiful girls R in town waiting for u,” which advertised the Super Bowl “party packs” ten days prior to game day. According to reports, wealthy and out-of-town visitors were the prime targets for the Super Bowl prostitution ring that also allegedly laundered money and credit cards through local businesses. Once the Johns were impaired by drugs, then additional prostitutes would enter the room to further charge the client’s credit cards, some as much as $10,000.

The prostitution arrests in New York are not a surprise according to ABC News, because as advocates state, the “Super Bowl is the largest weekend in prostitution.” Andrea Powell, founder and executive director for FAIR Girls, a nonprofit organization, which prevents the exploitation of girls worldwide, told ABC any major sporting event with masses of men, money and alcohol becomes a breeding ground for prostitution.

Any type of major sporting event or major convention, homecomings, any major event where there is going to be a lot of men, a lot of money, a lot of alcohol, there is going to be an increase in demand for commercial sex, which leads to more sex trafficking.

Hopefully, the prostitution arrests could refocus the attention to the many positive Super Bowl activities planned in Times Square and throughout the region. According to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, “drug trafficking and prostitution are a scourge on communities across our state”, which certainly isn’t warranted for the first Super Bowl to be played at MetLife Stadium.

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