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...
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.
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.
A Murfreesboro woman who was part of a human trafficking case managed to escape her captors Thanksgiving Day.
Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate has been named the recipient of End Slavery Tennessee's 2018 Human Trafficking Impact Award.
A sex trafficking case is in the federal courts of Nashville right now. With the latest, here is WGNS' Scott Walker...
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.
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...
A different type of ad has been released by someone running for a state office. The ad focuses on ending human trafficking in Tennessee.
In a recent study, Tennessee received the highest score for legislation against child sex trafficking according to Shared Hope International.
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.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Police were called to East State Street at around 6:15 Thursday morning for an odd call. Evidently, someone called dispatch to advise...
In Tennessee, 94 teens a month are sold into human trafficking.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Nashville Courts have confirmed that three women have recently graduated from the new Human Trafficking Intervention Court.
Judge Davenport has talked to several females who have since escaped from human trafficking in Tennessee...
One of the 11 was a 19-year old man from Murfreesboro by the name of Keydarius Rucker.
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.
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.
Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport confirmed that many of the victims are runaway children...
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.
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.
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.
The Hannah Project's mission is to be the missing link between the judicial system and those stuck in the cycle of prostitution.
January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The NewsRadio WGNS Man on the Street asked Rutherford Countians what concerns them about this horrible crime.
"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."
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.
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.
Authorities arrested about a dozen men on prostitution-related offenses and also identified several young women who may be victims of human trafficking.
A man found guilty of trafficking a 12-year old girl for sex has been sentenced under new, more strict guidelines in Tennessee.
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:
The TBI has obtained indictments for a Murfreesboro man accused of paying for sex with an underage victim.
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.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officially launched a new outreach to raise awareness of human trafficking in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for two Georgia men, accused of statutory rape in an ongoing TBI human trafficking investigation.
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...
“This is a widespread problem in Tennessee, and it is especially disturbing because many victims of human trafficking are children,” said Senator Kelsey.
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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