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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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Smyrna's Clifford Hawkins Arrested
Smyrna's Clifford Hawkins Arrested

The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office reports that this past Friday, one suspect was charged with sex trafficking of a 14-year-old runaway. This happened outside a Smyrna hotel.

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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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Sex Trafficking in Rutherford County a Big Business
Sex Trafficking in Rutherford County a Big Business

Over 100 juvenile and adult sex trafficking cases were reported in Rutherford, Coffee and Davidson Counties in 2011 alone. That would be over 100 in each county, according to one study year.

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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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Sex Trafficking victim pleads for help in Murfreesboro
Sex Trafficking victim pleads for help in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Authorities learned from the woman that she was possibly a victim of sex trafficking.

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Man accused of trafficking DeKalb County teen for sex trade
Man accused of trafficking DeKalb County teen for sex trade

During the course of the investigation, authorities determined that, in early August, 34 year old Charles Denton (DOB 4-3-83) recruited the child through social media and subsequently transported her from her home in DeKalb County to a motel in Nashville...

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Sex trafficking case unfolds in Nashville - Men who utilized service possibly from all over Middle Tennessee
Sex trafficking case unfolds in Nashville - Men who utilized service possibly from all over Middle Tennessee

The reported victim in this case told detectives that the suspect arranged for her to be flown from New York to Nashville earlier in the week, and that she was directed to perform sex acts on multiple men over the past few days.

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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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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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Sex Trafficking in Tennessee getting GREATER ATTENTION
Sex Trafficking in Tennessee getting GREATER ATTENTION

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development have announced a new initiative designed to raise awareness about sex trafficking in Tennessee.

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Wilson County Man Charged with Rape in TBI Sex Trafficking Case
Wilson County Man Charged with Rape in TBI Sex Trafficking Case

In news from neighboring Wilson County...the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained an indictment for a Wilson County man accused in connection to an ongoing sex trafficking investigation.

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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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