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Super Bowl prostitution: New Jersey braces for 2014 Super Bowl sex trafficking

Super Bowl prostitution: New Jersey braces for 2014 Super Bowl sex trafficking
Super Bowl prostitution: New Jersey braces for 2014 Super Bowl sex trafficking
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Super Bowl prostitution? Unfortunately it’s an ugly fact and way of life. When big events like the Super Bowl occur millions of people descend on one area for days or even a weeks – and so does the ugly business of human trafficking.

According to a MSN report on Jan. 7, the state of New Jersey is bracing for it and are ready to do their best to combat this world wide problem.

"New Jersey has a huge trafficking problem," said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., who is co-chairman of the House anti-human trafficking caucus. "One Super Bowl after another after another has shown itself to be one of the largest events in the world where the cruelty of human trafficking goes on for several weeks."

Danielle Douglas, a speaker and advocate who identifies herself as a sex-trafficking survivor, said any major sporting event attracts sex traffickers looking to make money.

"The Super Bowl is a huge, huge arena for sex trafficking," Douglas said. Some visitors "are coming to the Super Bowl not even to watch football — they are coming to the Super Bowl to have sex with women, and/or men or children."

The Super Bowl is not just one of the biggest sporting events of the year, it is one of the biggest events in America on a yearly basis.

With events held in the host city for two straight weeks before the game, over a million people are expected to flock into town just to get a glimpse of things – making the Super Bowl a perfect event for prostitution to take place.

New Jersey has been bracing for this issue since the announcement came that they would be hosting the 2014 Super Bowl. Hopefully they crack down on this problem.