By Eric Adelson on January 31, 2015 for Yahoo Sports—
“On the Saturday before the Super Bowl, a 23-year-old on the northern edge of this sprawling city scans escort offers on the Internet. There are dozens of listings, many with photos of girls in suggestive poses and little clothing.
This is a huge weekend for football and fanfare – an unofficial national holiday – and it is also a huge weekend for sex. That means it is also a huge weekend for sex trafficking, and this 23-year-old is working long hours on a Saturday to stop it.
She is an agent in the Phoenix division of the FBI.
The Super Bowl is culmination of a months-long effort by the FBI and a task force of local authorities to track down pimps and recover underage girls who are coerced into turning tricks while the world is watching Phoenix but nobody is watching them.
“The Super Bowl, unfortunately, happens to be the largest human trafficking venue on the planet,” said Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Senator John McCain, who has been leading the push for stronger laws in Arizona and elsewhere.”
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