EAST RUTHERFORD — Authorities and legislators want to crack down on prostitution and sex trafficking ahead of the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, the Record reported.
New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa's office has communicated with Louisiana and Indiana officials to find out how they addressed trafficking.
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said his office would likely sweep for human trafficking before the Super Bowl. And Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Englewood) introduced a bill to impose a $25,000 fine for anyone convicted of a crime linked to trafficking.
A multi-agency task force arrested 85 people on charges of human trafficking, prostitution, pandering, narcotics and weapons charges ahead of the Super Bowl in New Orleans, the Times-Picayune reported. Police rescued five women allegedly brought to New Orleans to work as prostitues against their will.