The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking (USIAHT), in partnership with the law firm of Serrano | McGuire, is launching the first of its kind online campaign to intercept online sex buyers looking to purchase sex during events leading up to Super Bowl LV on Sunday, February 7, 2021, in Tampa, Florida.
Operation Stomp Out will utilize integrated online technologies to disrupt sex trafficking operations as traffickers and sex buyers descend on Tampa during the two weeks surrounding Super Bowl LV.
“The Super Bowl brings thousands of sex buyers, traffickers, and victims to the host city every year, and we expect Tampa to be no different,” said USIAHT Chairman Kevin Malone. “We are fully prepared to intervene in sex trafficking operations using the most advanced technology available to stop the purchase of sex before it happens and provide resources to victims.”
Serrano | McGuire is providing the funding to USIAHT to operate the technology and manpower required to stop online sex transactions and reach victims during Operation Stomp Out.
“We are proud to represent the Florida legal community, and as responsible corporate citizens, we feel it is vital to protect our most vulnerable citizens who are victimized by sex traffickers and buyers descending on our community around the Super Bowl,” said Serrano | McGuire Partner, Mike Serrano. “USIAHT is leading the fight to combat sex trafficking across the country, and we are excited about the impact this partnership will have in protecting men, women, boys, and girls from the scourge of sex trafficking.”
The campaign will launch the trafficking intervention technology in the cities of both Super Bowl participants and Tampa Bay immediately following the NFC and AFC Championship games on Sunday, January 24, 2021.