The Seamy Side of the Super Bowl
Along with the ads and beer and Nachos of Super Sunday lurks a grimmer, sadder sales product - girls
as young as 11 or 12 brought in as often-unwilling prostitutes for the
hordes of men who come to town. Children's advocates have been setting
up outreach programs to try and reach, and rescue, the many underage
runaways being trafficked.
"This is truly an example of
supply and demand. They use these kids as commodities
for sale or trade, and go to where demand is the greatest, and where
they can make the most money." - Ernie Allen, who heads the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.