'Shh, Don't Say Anything!' Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Is No Myth
The Denver Broncos have sent home practice squad safety Ryan Murphy after authorities questioned him during a prostitution sting in San Jose, California.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's office said officers detained 23-year-old Murphy but released him after determining that he was not involved in any criminal activities.
Nita Belles, a woman whose mission is to end human trafficking, agrees with the move.
"He should be sent home. That behavior is absolutely inexcusable," said Belles, who is the author of the book In Our Backyard.
"Human trafficking is everywhere, 365 days a year in every zip code in the United States. Anywhere there is Internet there is trafficking and not just sex trafficking but labor trafficking," Belles said.
The Broncos are staying in Santa Clara this week preparing for Sunday's Super Bowl game against the Carolina Panthers.
Bay area law enforcement have been preparing for months to shut down trafficking during the Super Bowl. Belles is leading a volunteer team this week to assist authorities in building trafficking awareness and to help recover victims.
"Our goal is to help law enforcement recover victims and put the sex buyers and traffickers behind bars (and) bring them to justice," she said.
"All the traffickers ask is that we not say anything, if we do that than they can go about their business," she added.
CBN's Heather Sells spoke with Belles about how the Super Bowl increases trafficking. Click play to hear her story of how she and her team rescued two women from a dangerous situation at last year's Super Bowl.