Human trafficking increase expected during Super Bowl

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CURT ANDERSON Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — To combat an expected rise in sex trafficking during the Super Bowl, law enforcement officials said Thursday that they need hotel workers, ride-hailing service drivers and security personnel to be especially alert. These are the people most likely to encounter the victims and perpetrators of trafficking — and would be able to provide authorities with tips and evidence of the crime taking place, Fl orida Attorney General Ashley Moody said at the "No Room for Trafficking" conference, held at the Fontainebleau Hotel. The people most likely to be enslaved for sex work are young girls, officials said. They noted that major events such as the Feb. 2 Super Bowl, with all its attendant parties, are ripe for human and sex trafficking.
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