Attorney General Ashley Moody News Release
|January 21, 2020
Contact: Kylie Mason
Phone: (850) 245-0150
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Attorney General Moody Promotes Human Trafficking Awareness Ahead of Pro Bowl and in Preparation for Super Bowl LIV
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “With the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors, it is imperative that people remain vigilant to help law enforcement spot and stop human trafficking. During the week of last year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta, 160 people were arrested on charges related to human trafficking. That is why we are working diligently to raise awareness and train as many people as possible to be our eyes and ears during the festivities.”
Attorney General Moody encourages everyone, especially those who plan on visiting Florida for either one or both events, to learn how to spot human trafficking. Some of the signs of human trafficking include:
- Physical injuries, such as burns, branding, disorientation, scars, tattoos, etc.;
- Individuals displaying fear, anxiousness, paranoia or a reluctancy to discuss injuries;
- Speaking as if coached or having someone else speak for them; and
- Suffering from drug addiction, infections or sleep deprivation.
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. To view Attorney General Moody’s message on National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, click here. To see the Attorney General present the Florida Cabinet resolution recognizing the observance, click here.