Sex Trafficking and the Super Bowl?

Posted: August 7, 2013 in Underground North America

As millions of people worldwide celebrate the super bowl, eating the pizza and watching the seductive women on Television. However, their is a much bigger game going on, one that involves thousands of enslaved women.

“The Super Bowl is the greatest show on Earth, but it also has an ugly underbelly,” Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott told USA Today in 2011 when his state was gearing up to host the event. “It’s commonly known as the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States.”

“It’s not so much that you become a victim at the Super Bowl, but that many victims are brought in to be used for all the men at the Super Bowl,” Stephanie Kilper, a representative for Operation Freedom Taskforce in Akron, Ohio — an organization which aims to end to human trafficking –- told newsnet5.com

According to Forbes, 10,000 prostitutes were brought to Miami for the Super Bowl in 2010 and 133 underage arrests for prostitution were made in Dallas during the 2011 Super Bowl.

Greenlee, a former sex trafficking victim who was abducted and raped by her captors at 12, told the Times-Picayune that she was shuttled around cities in the South to work as a prostitute at large-scale events. The 53-year-old, who now works as an advocate for sex trafficking victims in Louisiana, said there was immense pressure to meet her traffickers’ demands at events like the Super Bowl.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/03/super-bowl-sex-trafficking_n_2607871.html
http://www.policymic.com/articles/24839/superbowl-halftime-show-2013-conceals-ugly-underbelly-of-the-game-human-trafficking

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