Teens as Young as 14 Rescued From Forced Prostitution in Bay Area During Super Bowl Week; 85 Arrested: FBI

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Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, site of Super Bowl 50, is seen. During a sex trafficking sting in the Bay Area during the week of the game, 129 adults were picked up or cited for prostitution and 85 clients were arrested, authorities say. (Credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Seven teenagers, some as young as 14 years old, were rescued from forced prostitution in the San Francisco Bay Area during Super Bowl week, authorities announced Tuesday.

Some of the victims had previously been reported missing by their parents, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said. They ranged in age from 14 to 17.

More than a dozen pimps and their associates were arrested in multiagency sweeps intended to crackdown on sex trafficking, the FBI said.

Some of those arrested came to the Bay Area from Las Vegas and from other states to capitalize on the large crowds gathering for the Super Bowl, authorities said.

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