ATLANTA — As the excitement for Super Bowl 53 builds up in Atlanta, there is a disturbing growing crisis community advocates want to bring to the forefront. Atlanta is considered one of the biggest hubs of sex trafficking nationwide. And the illegal business is prominent during major sporting events, according to research.

Right now, the search is on to find missing teenage girls from Atlanta. Some believe they could possibly be sex trafficking victims or vulnerable to become victims. Their families are fearing for their safety.

The group S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) is taking the initiative to find the girls to get them home before such a disturbing fate materializes for them.

S.O.A.P spent the weekend passing out flyers with the names and photos of the sixteen girls. They are all young women in their teens - and they're all missing in metro Atlanta.

According to S.O.A.P, two girls on the flyer have been identified as having been to hotels recently in the city. Our newsroom alerted Atlanta police and we’re still waiting to hear back to see if the department is investigating.

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