The Super Bowl is one of the most popular events in the USA. A lot of hype comes every year for this day filled with barbecues, funny TV commercials and of course a football game. What you may not be aware of is the Super Bowl is known as the single largest Sex Trafficking event in the United States. What, you ask? That’s right, traffickers will transport thousands of girls to Minneapolis and force them to make nightly quotas for them. It simply is a matter of supply and demand. A man can order a girl online (such as Backpage) just as easy as he can order a pizza!
Traffickers, (johns or pimps) don’t fit a single stereotype. They represent every social, ethnic, and racial group. Sex traffickers are able to keep their victims in a web of exploitation by manipulation, threats, force, drugs, alcohol, promises of shelter, clothing, and a sense of belonging. They are skilled at maintaining control over their victims.
Victims of sex trafficking are often young girls who have run away from abusive situations at home and are quickly picked up by traffickers who coerce them into prostitution by promising food, shelter, and clothing. Other recruiting methods include befriending vulnerable-looking girls at malls, movie theaters, and even schools. The recruiter could be a young man posing as a doting boyfriend or another girl who appears to be friendly. They look for victims everywhere and not all victims are troubled kids.
Task forces will be out looking to arrest both traffickers and buyers. And hopefully, find the victims and get them the help they need. If you see someone or something suspicious at an event, hotel or truck stop, call the hotline number below:
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Let’s agree together in prayer, asking God to use the Super Bowl to heighten awareness of the cruelty and prevalence of sex trafficking in our nation. Also, awaken the Church to her role in demanding justice for the vulnerable and exploited.
Love and Blessings,
Maureen, Author Love’s Bullet