New Jersey Law Enforcement Looking to Stop Solicitation of Prostitutes During Super Bowl Week
Although NJ legislators have made a point of strengthening human trafficking laws in recent years, combating sex trafficking could prove especially difficult in the week leading up to the Super Bowl. This is because many of the prostitutes involved in Super Bowl week come to the Tri-state area from out of town. It has been estimated that as many as 400,000 people, including a number of sex traffickers, will descend on New Jersey for the Super Bowl.
Not long after it was announced that the 2014 Super Bowl would take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, state and local law enforcement agencies began to train personnel, hospitality workers, high school students, and others on how to identify and report the signs of sex trafficking. According to acting Attorney General John Hoffman, the state has “enlisted, basically, every service provider that people coming to the Super Bowl are going to run into.”
NJ authorities plan to arrest people who solicit prostitutes. More importantly, perhaps, NJ law enforcement will be helping victims of the sex trade by offering assistance and counseling to many prostitutes who are arrested during Super Bowl week.
To learn more, access the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Works to Curb Sex Trafficking Before Super Bowl.”