The Santa Clara County Human Trafficking Task Force reports a busy time during its recent prostitution crackdown prior to Super Bowl 50.
According to numbers obtained from the sheriff's office, 42 potential human trafficking victims were contacted during the three weeks leading up to the big game at Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium.
More than half of the victims were put in direct contact with an advocate or support group and many victims were from outside the county, the numbers reveal. In addition, the task force arrested or cited 30 so-called "Johns," alleged clients of possible prostitutes.
Officials report one "girl" was arrested for prostitution and resisting arrest. They also say another "girl" was cited for prostitution and was actually contacted twice during the operation.
Other figures indicate four people were cited for aiding in prostitution, two were cited for loitering with intent for prostitution, one potential victim disclosed other sex crimes and kidnapping, and two human trafficking cases involved a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old from Sacramento which resulted in a human trafficking arrest.
Also, the update shows one arrest for violation of a domestic violence restraining order and three arrests for other warrants.
The most high-profile case involved a man who was cited for "pimping" activity. Another person at the incident turned out to be a Denver Broncos practice squad player who was not cited but was sent home from the Super Bowl by the team.