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By Paul Kurtz and Ileana Diaz

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS)As New Jersey gears up for Sunday’s Super Bowl, authorities are shining a light on the darker side to the big game — human trafficking.

Authorities in South Jersey are using a newly enhanced statute to crack down on human trafficking.

Police are making arrests.

“I had a protective and loving mother and farther, and yet I was exploited a at a very young age,” victim Lexie Smith said.

And to protect the young and vulnerable from the sex trade during the busy Super Bowl weekend, Governor Chris Christie says their task force is in full effect.

“We have eyes and ears on the ground and in cyberspace,” Christie said.

And Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says his county is unfortunately a hub for sex and human trafficking, wedged between New York City and Philadelphia and so close to…

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