Target: New Jersey Acting Attorney General, John Jay Hoffman
Goal: Thank the New Jersey Attorney General and his team for their hard work in rescuing sixteen children set to be prostitutes at the 2014 Superbowl
Sixteen adolescents were planned to be forced into working as prostitutes at the 2014 Super Bowl football game. Thankfully, the authorities and their task force were able to save the children in the weeks following up to the popular big game. Reports say that the children, who were taken from their homes in different countries, were found in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Along with the children, fifty adult women suffering the same fate were also rescued. Over forty pimps involved with the scandal have also been put behind bars.
The Super Bowl and other such sporting events provide profitable possibilities for sex traffickers. Knowing as much, the New Jersey Attorney General’s office set up a Super Bowl sex trafficking task force that included partners such as the FBI shortly after it was announced that the game would be held there. Although there has been significant discussion over how much sex trafficking actually goes on during these types of games, New Jersey decided to pay close attention to the problem at this year’s Super Bowl.
The setup to catch these sex traffickers occurred after the FBI spent weeks investigating and researching to find sex trafficking rings. They also took the time out to provide instructions for hospitality employees and others on how to identify the signs of sex trafficking and to be on the look out for it. Thank the New Jersey Attorney General and the FBI for saving these innocent children from a life of pain.
Dear New Jersey Acting Attorney General, John Jay Hoffman,
It is always saddening to hear news of children being taken away from their family and friends and put into a life of sex trafficking. We want to applaud you and your team for helping rescue all of the children and adults who were set to be prostitutes at the 2014 Super Bowl game. All of your hard work in researching and training to find the sex trafficking rings has helped 16 children and over 50 women get back to their normal lives.
Sex trafficking is a huge human rights issue, but this victory shows that with careful planning and a little dedication, there is still hope that all prostituted children will be rescued.
[Your Name Here]
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