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More Human Trafficking in Tennessee - Arrests made
More Human Trafficking in Tennessee - Arrests made

Human trafficking arrests have been made just a two hour drive from Rutherford County by the TBI. The investigation by Special Agents with the Human Trafficking Unit...

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Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking with Red Sand Project
Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking with Red Sand Project

Participants will gather at sites around the state and pour red sand in sidewalk seams to draw attention to the human trafficking victims who fall through the cracks every day.

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Safe at Home Program Launches in TN on Friday, helping victims of Domestic Violence and More
Safe at Home Program Launches in TN on Friday, helping victims of Domestic Violence and More

Secretary Hargett said the Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program that was sponsored by Sen. Kelsey and Rep. Farmer last year, made this program possible.

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Woman Suffering from Human Trafficking Escapes Captors Thanksgiving Day
Woman Suffering from Human Trafficking Escapes Captors Thanksgiving Day

A Murfreesboro woman who was part of a human trafficking case managed to escape her captors Thanksgiving Day.

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Murfreesboro Native Named Recipient of End Slavery Tennessee's 2018 Human Trafficking Impact Award
Murfreesboro Native Named Recipient of End Slavery Tennessee's 2018 Human Trafficking Impact Award

Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate has been named the recipient of End Slavery Tennessee's 2018 Human Trafficking Impact Award.

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Federal Sex Trafficking Case in the Courts
Federal Sex Trafficking Case in the Courts

A sex trafficking case is in the federal courts of Nashville right now. With the latest, here is WGNS' Scott Walker...

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Human Trafficking Laws go into Full Force July 1
Human Trafficking Laws go into Full Force July 1

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: The human trafficking laws include a measure which makes promoting prostitution punishable as trafficking for a commercial sex act when the victim has an intellectual disability.

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TBI Human Trafficking Case Lands Multiple Men Behind Bars
TBI Human Trafficking Case Lands Multiple Men Behind Bars

An undercover human trafficking operation conducted by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Office of the 13th District Attorney General, Cookeville Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff's Office, and Homeland Security Investigations...

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New political ad in Tennessee focuses on a
New political ad in Tennessee focuses on a "Tough Grandmother" wanting to end human trafficking

A different type of ad has been released by someone running for a state office. The ad focuses on ending human trafficking in Tennessee.

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Tennessee Receives Highest Score for Legislation Against Child Sex Trafficking
Tennessee Receives Highest Score for Legislation Against Child Sex Trafficking

In a recent study, Tennessee received the highest score for legislation against child sex trafficking according to Shared Hope International.

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Another Human Trafficking Case by the TBI
Another Human Trafficking Case by the TBI

More human trafficking in Tennessee has... A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Madison County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the indictment and arrest of an individual charged with multiple human trafficking charges.

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UPDATE: Human Trafficking Continues in Tennessee
UPDATE: Human Trafficking Continues in Tennessee

A youth leader, a coach, and a volunteer firefighter are among nearly a dozen men facing felony charges as part of a four-day human trafficking operation in Kingsport.

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MTSU Professor talks about Human Trafficking and Human Organ Trafficking
MTSU Professor talks about Human Trafficking and Human Organ Trafficking

Many people hear the words "Human Trafficking" and automatically think about sex trafficking. But, there are also problems dealing with labor trafficking and even organ trafficking.

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Prostitution in a busy Murfreesboro neighborhood - Prostitution is UP in Tennessee
Prostitution in a busy Murfreesboro neighborhood - Prostitution is UP in Tennessee

Murfreesboro Police were called to East State Street at around 6:15 Thursday morning for an odd call. Evidently, someone called dispatch to advise...

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Human Trafficking a Big Issue Facing the Mid-State
Human Trafficking a Big Issue Facing the Mid-State

In Tennessee, 94 teens a month are sold into human trafficking.

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Modern Day Slavery highlighted and discussed in Washington by Tennessee Senator
Modern Day Slavery highlighted and discussed in Washington by Tennessee Senator

"We ask every nominee before this committee to commit to help lead the fight against modern slavery. This oversight has been noted at the State Department and in our embassies.

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TBI Human Trafficking Division Makes Another Arrest
TBI Human Trafficking Division Makes Another Arrest

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Human Trafficking Unit has resulted in the arrest of two men on statutory rape and solicitation charges.

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Human Trafficking case in Murfreesboro
Human Trafficking case in Murfreesboro

What started as a traffic stop for a broken taillight, ended with a call to a specialized investigator who focuses on Human Trafficking in Tennessee.

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Woman sold for sex by her own mother in Middle Tennessee - On road to recovery
Woman sold for sex by her own mother in Middle Tennessee - On road to recovery

Imagine being prostituted by your own mother at age 6. That is what one Murfreesboro woman went through who later became addicted to crack cocaine.

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Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign
Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign

Drivers on major roads across the state of Tennessee will now see a set of new billboards as part of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's efforts to address the issue of human trafficking.

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TBI News Release - Morristown Human Trafficking Operation
TBI News Release - Morristown Human Trafficking Operation

A two-day operation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Morristown Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the arrest of eight men on prostitution charges.

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Three Graduate from Human Trafficking Intervention Court
Three Graduate from Human Trafficking Intervention Court

The Nashville Courts have confirmed that three women have recently graduated from the new Human Trafficking Intervention Court.

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Human Trafficking in Rutherford County and Beyond
Human Trafficking in Rutherford County and Beyond

Judge Davenport has talked to several females who have since escaped from human trafficking in Tennessee...

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TBI Releases Names in Sting Involving Patronizing Prostitution from Minor's
TBI Releases Names in Sting Involving Patronizing Prostitution from Minor's

One of the 11 was a 19-year old man from Murfreesboro by the name of Keydarius Rucker.

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Three from Rutherford County arrested in TBI Sex Trafficking Sting
Three from Rutherford County arrested in TBI Sex Trafficking Sting

During the three-day operation, undercover Agents posted ads on Backpage.com, and 485 men responded to those ads posted. More than 5,300 contacts were made to those ads, through texts or phone calls. Of 41 arrests made, three individuals from Rutherford County were taken into custody.

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Human Trafficking Case Lands More Charges in Coffee County
Human Trafficking Case Lands More Charges in Coffee County

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained additional indictments for two individuals already facing charges in connection to an ongoing TBI juvenile human sex trafficking investigation. The indictments were served in neighboring Coffee County, TN.

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Sex Trafficking is a growing problem in Rutherford County and beyond
Sex Trafficking is a growing problem in Rutherford County and beyond

Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport confirmed that many of the victims are runaway children...

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Human Trafficking Arrests
Human Trafficking Arrests

One individual from Shelbyville, another from Tullahoma and one from Nashville facing charges of Commercial Sex Acts in alleged Human Trafficking Scheme of a 17-year old juvenile.

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Human Trafficking in Tennessee
Human Trafficking in Tennessee

An investigation by Special Agents with the Human Trafficking Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with several other agencies, resulted in a Georgia man being arrested on multiple charges, including human trafficking of a 17-year old female.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Trafficking in the Homeless Community
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Trafficking in the Homeless Community

When I was a child, I was homeless. In fact, it was through this circumstance that my family first came into contact with The Salvation Army. Thankfully, we were not homeless for long, nor do I have many bad memories from that experience.

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The founder of the Hannah Project spoke to Murfreesboro residents on Tuesday to educate about sex trafficking
The founder of the Hannah Project spoke to Murfreesboro residents on Tuesday to educate about sex trafficking

The Hannah Project's mission is to be the missing link between the judicial system and those stuck in the cycle of prostitution.

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Man on the Street: Sex Trafficking
Man on the Street: Sex Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The NewsRadio WGNS Man on the Street asked Rutherford Countians what concerns them about this horrible crime.

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Human Trafficking in Tennessee is Growing
Human Trafficking in Tennessee is Growing

"You'll see signs where individuals that are working either in restaurants or nail salons are not able to look you in the eye," she said, "or they were living at the location and they're not allowed to leave that location."

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Major Human Trafficking for Sex Arrests in Tennessee
Major Human Trafficking for Sex Arrests in Tennessee

During operations authorities arrested 20 men on prostitution-related offenses. The men included a painter, an engineer, a truck driver, a landscaper, a waiter, a student and a construction worker. Twelve men were from Tennessee, seven from Georgia, and one from Alabama.

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Annually human trafficking is a $32,000,000,000 industry worldwide - Murfreesboro Fighting It
Annually human trafficking is a $32,000,000,000 industry worldwide - Murfreesboro Fighting It

Captain Monica Seiler of the Murfreesboro Salvation Army says, "The Salvation Army is one among many who stand to end human trafficking in our community.

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Human Trafficking and prostitution in Middle Tennessee
Human Trafficking and prostitution in Middle Tennessee

Authorities arrested about a dozen men on prostitution-related offenses and also identified several young women who may be victims of human trafficking.

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Man Convicted Under Newly Changed Human Trafficking Laws Gets 22 Years
Man Convicted Under Newly Changed Human Trafficking Laws Gets 22 Years

A man found guilty of trafficking a 12-year old girl for sex has been sentenced under new, more strict guidelines in Tennessee.

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Senator Alexander Votes to Help End Human Trafficking
Senator Alexander Votes to Help End Human Trafficking

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Wednesday released the following statement after voting for bipartisan legislation that would take important steps toward ending human trafficking in the United States:

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Ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation in Rutherford County
Ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation in Rutherford County

The TBI has obtained indictments for a Murfreesboro man accused of paying for sex with an underage victim.

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TBI Releases videos on Human Trafficking Awareness
TBI Releases videos on Human Trafficking Awareness

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a set of videos designed to raise awareness of human trafficking in Tennessee, just as one of its Special Agents participated in a national event on the issue.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation aims to let more people know about human trafficking
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation aims to let more people know about human trafficking

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officially launched a new outreach to raise awareness of human trafficking in Tennessee.

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MORE HUMAN TRAFFICKING in Middle Tennessee
MORE HUMAN TRAFFICKING in Middle Tennessee

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for two Georgia men, accused of statutory rape in an ongoing TBI human trafficking investigation.

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Community program in Murfreesboro on Human Trafficking
Community program in Murfreesboro on Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a growing problem in the United States. Authorities across the state are taking notice about the issue. A program to better educate the...

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Issue of Human Trafficking before Legislators Again in Tennessee

“This is a widespread problem in Tennessee, and it is especially disturbing because many victims of human trafficking are children,” said Senator Kelsey. 

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New Laws Help Tennessee Earn High Marks in Protecting Children from Sex Trafficking
New law helped Tennessee earn better marks in protecting minors: New law removes as a defense ignorance or mistake of fact concerning the age of a minor to the offenses of patronizing prostitution and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor...
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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: One of the Many New Issues Examined and Turned Into Law by the Help of Senator Bill Ketron

Several key laws sponsored by State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and approved by the General Assembly this year will become effective July 1, including  a new law to aid victims of human trafficking. 

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