UPDATED 2:51 PM PT – Sat. February 2, 2019
Federal law enforcement officials arrest seven people on human trafficking charges in Atlanta.
The Department of Homeland Security reported seven more arrests in sex trafficking sting in Atlanta Friday, adding to the 33 arrests announced on Wednesday.
FILE – In this Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots’ Tom Brady holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Houston. The NFL’s inexorable trend of going younger and cheaper does not bypass the best in the league. No team does it with quite the high-profile zeal as the Patriots, who have collected five Super Bowl titles since 2002, and will be going for No. 6 on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, against the Rams. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Authorities warn the Super Bowl can cause the increase of human trafficking due to a big number of people coming to the city.
They advise people to stay in contact with family and friends and be aware of their surroundings at all times during the day of the game.
“One of the things is keeping your walls up. And I think that’s hard when you do have alcohol involved,” said RCC Victim Service Coordinator Laura Weatherly. “But make sure you know your surroundings, have that situational awareness, where am I at this point where is my nearest exit.”
The investigation in Atlanta will continue through Sunday’s game.