FBI: Just three trafficking arrests on Super Bowl week

Posted at 12:09 AM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 00:09:46-05

MIAMI, Fla. — The FBI released its statistics on sex trafficking arrests during Super Bowl week.

According to the F.B.I, only three people were charged with sex trafficking in the week leading up to the Super Bowl in Miami.

Compare that with 60 arrests surrounding Super Bowl week in Atlanta last year.

Of the three arrested…we broke the story of two…a man and a woman from Miami charged with trafficking a woman.

Court documents show she was forced into having 10-15 “dates” per day.

We've now learned the FBI also charged a Connecticut man with trafficking two adult women, and a young girl.

According to court papers, the girl told agents the group came to Miami to make money Super Bowl week.

The FBI also says law enforcement located four missing young women who were trafficking victims.

The agency won’t say if the low numbers stem from the attention brought to trafficking at this year’s event.

But an anti-trafficking advocate said it was quote, “disappointing” that only three arrests were made.

Dr. Katriina Roseblatt who we profiled in our human trafficking investigation tells WPTV, she believes there was a great deal of trafficking in the Miami area during Super Bowl week.

Dr. Rosenblatt hopes the FBI’s arrest numbers are only preliminary.