Nov 18th, 2011
A study committee has recommended passage of changes urged by Attorney General Greg Zoeller to take aim at traffickers who bring adult or child prostitutes to town for the NFL‘s biggest week. The proposed law would make it a felony for anyone to sell a child for sexual purposes. Deputy Attorney General David Miller says sex traffickers have been known to target the Super Bowl.
“What’s been seen nationally is wherever there is a particular event — a drawing event, such as the Super Bowl — in Miami and Dallas when the Super Bowls were in these other locations, and in Arizona, they saw a massive increase in the trafficking,” Miller says.
Current law envisions only parents or guardians being in a position to be traffickers. And the proposal would extend the definition of trafficking to cover any recruiting of children for sexual conduct, even if it doesn‘t qualify as prostitution.