169 Arrested in Super Bowl-Targeted Sex Trafficking Sting

The FBI announced that an 11-day sting surrounding the Super Bowl has taken down 169 people; 26 of which are alleged traffickers and suspects were allegedly people attempting to engage in sex acts with minors.

The sting, “Operation Interception,” was led by the Violent Crimes against Children/Human Trafficking Program and Metro Atlanta Child Exploitation (MATCH) Task Force, which included the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Georgia, the GBI and Georgia’s Department of Juvenile Justice.

Local police agencies involved included Atlanta, Alpharetta, Clayton County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Gwinnett County, Marietta and Smyrna police departments.

Nine children were recovered from sex trafficking; the youngest was 14 years old. Nine human trafficking victims were also identified.

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