200 Arrested In Super Bowl Prostitution Raids
The hidden story from Super Bowl 50 – teens rescued from forced prostitution in San Francisco during Super Bowl week.
In a piece by Los Angeles Times Reporter, Sarah Parvini, some of the victims had previously been reported missing by their parents, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said. TheyÂ ranged in age from 14 to 17.
More than a dozen pimps and their associates were arrested in multiagency sweeps intended to crackdown on sex trafficking, the FBI said.
Some of those arrested came to the Bay Area from Las Vegas and from other states to capitalize on the large crowds gathering for the Super Bowl, authorities said.
More than 200 people were arrested.
Super Bowl, the World Cup and other high-profile events which draw large crowds have been lucrative business for prostitution.