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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Authorities learned from the woman that she was possibly a victim of sex trafficking.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
The Hannah Project's mission is to be the missing link between the judicial system and those stuck in the cycle of prostitution.
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.
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 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.
The TBI has obtained indictments for a Murfreesboro man accused of paying for sex with an underage victim.
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.
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.
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.
“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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