No one wins this game. A five-day sting operation coinciding with last weekend’s NCAA Final Four tournament in Minneapolis has rescued 28 people, including one minor, from a sex trafficking ring. Officials from Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety said undercover officers busted 58 people, including 47 for felony solicitation of a minor.
What’s the link between trafficking and sports? Major events that draw visitors from far and wide also draw criminals, and some suggest the Super Bowl is the world’s biggest sex trafficking event: This year’s game in Atlanta saw 169 arrests over an 11-day sting.