SAN FRANCISCO -- More than 12 pimps and 85 johns were arrested -- and seven juveniles were recovered-- during a multi-agency crackdown around the Bay Area on the sex trade during Super Bowl week, according to the FBI.
Law enforcement also either arrested or contacted 129 prostitutes.
Those results, according to the FBI, were the culmination of six months of preparation intended to strike back at the expected increase of the sex trade around the big game.
"High-profile events, which draw large crowds, have become lucrative opportunities for sex trafficking criminal enterprises," said FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Bertram Fairries.
Authorities staged stings across the Bay Area.
Alameda County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 15 people at a Castro Valley hotel, including a man who authorities allege was pimping out a developmentally disabled teenager, according to Sheriff's Office Spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly.
Kelly said deputies arrested prostitutes and johns, as well as two men for pimping.
Nelson Blackburn, 37, who hailed from Sacramento, was charged with pimping for sexually exploiting an 18-year-old girl with developmental disabilities.
"She didn't have the ability to consent," Kelly said.
Officers also arrested Clinton Windom, 22, of Palo Alto, who was charged with pimping, pandering and human trafficking involving a 17-year-old girl, according to Kelly.
In addition, deputies towed nine cars.
Sex workers who were arrested were offered a wide array of services, such as food, clothing and shelter, according to the FBI.
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