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A variety of traditions characterize Super Bowl Sunday, the unofficial sports holiday in America.

Besides the obvious viewing of the game, much of these beloved, common customs include fun and games that involve the gluttonous consumption of food and alcohol while surrounded by friends and family.

Expensive TV commercials—memorable for either their ingenuity or notoriety—and the unfailingly hyped halftime show also mark this monumental occasion.

Super Bowl Sunday serves as one glorious, nationwide party.

However, beneath all the cheer and excitement surrounding the Super Bowl lies an insidiously vile practice, the not-so-secret, but routinely ignored, world of human trafficking.

For decades, human traffickers, often members of a well-organized criminal ring, have exploited innocent young girls and even boys in forced prostitution. They lure these naive children with the promise of quick, easy money or sometimes abduct them, forcing them to work as their sex slaves afterwards.

A 2007 report, sponsored by the Department of Justice and released by no...

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