New pressure on hotels to combat sex trafficking during Super Bowl
(CBS12) — Along with all the sports fans and VIPs, the media and red-carpet parties — the ugly truth is the Super Bowl brings a spike in human trafficking.
During Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, the FBI reported 169 human trafficking-related arrests, and officials here in South Florida are bracing for more of the same.
This year, there’s an emphasis on the hotel industry — and the role hospitality workers can play in stopping the abuse.
The CBS12 News I-Team spoke with one survivor of sex trafficking who said hotel staff looked the other way when she was being sold for sex in Orlando-area hotels.