PARAMUS - The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking raised awareness in advance of the Super Bowl, which is expected to attract the illegal sex trade.

Volunteers went to hotels across the state, concentrating on those closer to MetLife Stadium, in an effort to educate staff about the warning signs of human trafficking.

They handed out brochures, missing persons posters and bars of soap, each wrapped with the coalition hotline number.

A survivor of human trafficking told News 12 that events like the Super Bowl attract the sex trade because mostly male visitors are in town for a short stay at local hotels.