More Than 160 Arrested In Super Bowl Human Trafficking Operation

A complete of 169 individuals have been arrested throughout an 11-day, FBI-led human trafficking operation forward of Super Bowl LIII. On Tuesday, the Violent Crimes Against Children/Human Trafficking Program and Metro Atlanta Child Exploitation Task Force introduced it had additionally rescued 18 victims of human trafficking, together with 9 juveniles and 9 adults.

The effort main as much as Super Bowl Sunday included greater than 25 native, state and federal regulation enforcement companies and District Attorney’s Offices, together with seven non-government organizations.

From January 23, 2019 to February 2, 2019, the operation’s purpose was to boost consciousness about intercourse trafficking by proactively addressing that menace throughout the Super Bowl and occasions main as much as the Super Bowl.

Of the 169 arrests, 26 individuals have been alleged traffickers and 34 suspects have been allegedly individuals trying to interact in intercourse acts with minors. The youngest sex-trafficking sufferer rescued was 14 years outdated.