human trafficking

TENNESSEE: The Red Sand Project to Focus on Human Trafficking

Jul 20, 2021 at 02:11 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health and community partners across the state join together for the third consecutive year to participate in the Red Sand Project during Human Tra.... Read More

18-Men Arrested in TBI Human Trafficking Operation

Jul 12, 2021 at 07:38 am by WGNS

A two-day undercover operation by special agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit and several other law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of eighteen men accu.... Read More

UPDATE: New laws combatting human trafficking and aiding victims of domestic abuse and rape went into effect this past week

Jul 05, 2021 at 11:15 am by WGNS

UPDATE: Major legislation combatting human trafficking and strengthening protections for victims of rape and domestic violence are among 203 new laws that became effective lat.... Read More

3 of 17 Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Operation from Rutherford County

Jun 28, 2021 at 02:06 pm by WGNS

Three Rutherford County men have been arrested during a two day undercover operation by Metro Nashville Police - Human Trafficking detectives.  The TBI and Home.... Read More

TBI Warns of Phone Scheme Involving Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline Phone Number

Jun 15, 2021 at 09:29 pm by WGNS

There is another new scam that is taking place in Tennessee. This time, con-artist have stooped so low that they are using the sad, yet very real topic of human trafficking to.... Read More

UPDATE to 2019 TBI Human Trafficking Sting that Unfolded in Rutherford County

Jun 10, 2021 at 02:57 pm by WGNS

  WGNS NEWS has an update to a story that first hit the airwaves in 2019 that involved human trafficking and multiple arrests made by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigati.... Read More

Human and sex trafficking training for those in the grooming and beauty industry and more from the Murfreesboro Police Department (Video)

Jun 04, 2021 at 12:17 pm by WGNS

NASHVILLE: Man Accused of Sexual Misconduct with Massage Clients Jailed for Practicing without a License

Apr 14, 2021 at 10:38 am by WGNS

Special Victims Division Human Trafficking Detectives today charged 33-year-old Tarek Mentouri with felony impersonation of a licensed professional.Mentouri’s massage li.... Read More

Man Facing "Trafficking of Sexual Servitude" Charge in Murfreesboro

Mar 25, 2021 at 03:17 pm by WGNS

A man from Greeneville, Mississippi will soon face the courts in Rutherford County for human trafficking charges.On September 28, 2020, Gerald Bell was arrested after a warran.... Read More

Another Human Trafficking Operation ends with Five Arrests in Tennessee

Mar 09, 2021 at 06:30 am by WGNS

Another Human Trafficking case has closed with several arrests in Tennessee. The undercover operation headed by the TBI Human Trafficking Unit, resulted in the arres.... Read More

Secretary of State Launches Protect Your Address. Protect Yourself. Campaign for National Stalking Awareness and Human Trafficking Prevention Months

Jan 04, 2021 at 10:23 am by WGNS

In time for National Stalking Awareness Month and National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, which are recognized each January, the Secretary of State’s of.... Read More

Memphis Couple Arrested at a Nashville Motel for Sex Trafficking a 15-Year-Old Runaway Girl

Dec 23, 2020 at 11:16 am by WGNS

A joint investigation between detectives assigned to the MNPD’s newly created Special Victims Division and TBI agents led to Monday night’s arrest of a Memphis cou.... Read More

Over One Dozen Arrests in TBI Human Trafficking Operation

Dec 13, 2020 at 11:01 am by WGNS

CHATTANOOGA – A two-day undercover operation by Special Agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit and Task Force, the Chattanooga Police Department, and Homeland S.... Read More

44-Year old man Arrested in TBI Human Trafficking Case

Oct 12, 2020 at 06:00 am by WGNS

An hour drive from Murfreesboro in Springfield, TN, the TBI made an arrest in what appears to be a human trafficking case. The investigation by Special Agents with the Human T.... Read More

Online Training Session Gives Judges Update on State of Human Trafficking in Tennessee

Oct 09, 2020 at 09:41 am by WGNS

Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts: The term human trafficking may conjure images straight out of Hollywood of people being abducted off the street in foreign.... Read More