In addition to the corporate sideshows, bewildered tourists and transit disasters, Super Bowl Sunday blessed the city with a notable increase in prostitution and sex trafficking. Now, the FBI says they recovered 16 teenagers who they believe were victims of "commercial child sex trafficking," and many of them had been reported missing by their families.

According to a press release, the Feds busted nearly 50 pimps and associates believed to have been involved in an underage sex trafficking operation, noting that a number of them had reportedly traveled to New Jersey and New York from out-of-state for prostitution purposes.

Over a dozen children ages 13-17 were recovered as part of the operation, which the FBI says they have been investigating for the past six months. "High-profile special events, which draw large crowds, have become lucrative opportunities for child prostitution criminal enterprises,” Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, said. “The FBI and our partners remain committed to stopping this cycle of victimization and putting those who try to profit from this type of criminal activity behind bars.”

Though reports have indicated that the connection between the Super Bowl and increased sex trafficking is a myth, the city and its surrounding areas has seen an uptick in prostitution ring busts over the past week; sex-trafficking awareness groups like Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution (SOAP) had been distributing bars of soap branded with the phone number for the national human trafficking hotline in area hotels.