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New Jersey fighting sex trafficking ahead of Super Bowl 2014

East Rutherford, N.J.: New Jersey has a huge trafficking problem. Last  year in July, the largest sex-trafficking crackdown in U.S. history resulted in the rescue of 105 children and the arrest of 150 alleged pimps
India TV News Desk January 07, 2014 9:00 IST
India TV News Desk
East Rutherford, N.J.: New Jersey has a huge trafficking problem. Last  year in July, the largest sex-trafficking crackdown in U.S. history resulted in the rescue of 105 children and the arrest of 150 alleged pimps and others from New Jersey.

Many believe the state's sprawling highway system, proximity to New York City and diverse population make it an attractive base of operations for traffickers.

As the Feb. 2 football game Super Bowl 2014 is all set to begin and hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on New Jersey for the game,  law enforcement agents here have redoubled efforts to fight sex trafficking as they are worried  that it could be one of the biggest menaces to come with next month's Super Bowl.

Law enforcement in New Jersey has worked for years to battle forced prostitution.

The state strengthened its human trafficking law in early 2013, but it hit a roadblock in August when a federal judge ruled that a portion of the law that pertains to commercial sex ads posted online may conflict with federal legislation. The state is appealing against the ruling.