human trafficking

UPDATE: Another Human Trafficking Arrest Made in Middle Tennessee

Jul 22, 2022 at 05:15 pm by WGNS

  (Middle Tennessee) Another Human Trafficking case in Middle Tennessee has ended with an arrest. This time, Metro Nashville Police arrested 45-year-old Tony Williams, w.... Read More

Communities Participating In Red Sand Project to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking

Jul 22, 2022 at 06:00 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health and community partners in Rutherford County and across the state will come together during Human Trafficking Awareness Week, July 24-30, t.... Read More

TBI Makes Arrests in their 6th Undercover Human Trafficking Operation for 2022

Jul 18, 2022 at 06:30 am by WGNS

For the 6th time this year, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has completed another undercover human trafficking operation, now making almost 60-arrests throughout the 2.... Read More

3-Arrested in LaVergne / Antioch Area on Human Trafficking Indictment

Apr 04, 2022 at 07:44 am by WGNS

A human trafficking case is making the news, after three individuals were arrested near LaVergne Couchville Pike and J. Percy Priest Lake.The investigation took place over a t.... Read More

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office warns of door-to-door SCAM in area neighborhoods

Mar 30, 2022 at 06:27 pm by WGNS

A citizen called the Sheriff’s office after being approached by two juveniles last week asking for donations to the Tennessee Youth Club, Inc.Deputies contacted a man.... Read More

MTSU professor lands $950K in grants to study crime trends during COVID, human trafficking prevention

Mar 16, 2022 at 11:52 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — MTSU associate criminal justice administration professor Ben Stickle took six-years’ worth of policing experience fr.... Read More

TBI: TN Human Trafficking Operation ends with Five Arrests of Men from Chattanooga, Ooltewah and More

Mar 15, 2022 at 07:47 am by WGNS

Human Trafficking operations continue across the state of Tennessee and local law enforcement, teamed up with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, continue to investigate c.... Read More

Court News: “Understanding Human Trafficking” Event Gives Attendees Insight into Victims’ Struggles to Break Free

Feb 01, 2022 at 03:45 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission partnered with Her Song, Tim Tebow Foundation, on January 31 for an in-person and virtual education event featuring te.... Read More

Human Trafficking Operation Nets 9-Arrests

Jan 24, 2022 at 04:00 pm by WGNS

Several women were rescued and referred to a program to change their lives during an undercover Human Trafficking Operation in West Tennessee. The females, whose true address.... Read More

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month

Jan 07, 2022 at 12:58 pm by WGNS

Human trafficking continues to be a public health concern in Tennessee. Through mid-December 2021, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Human Trafficking Hotline had.... Read More

4-Men from Woodbury, Nashville and Goodlettsville Arrested in Undercover Human Trafficking Operation

Nov 22, 2021 at 07:24 am by WGNS

In nearby Nashville, four men from Woodbury, Nashville and Goodlettsville, TN have been arrested and charged with “Felony Promoting Prostitution.” The arrests occu.... Read More

Human Trafficking Operation ends with Multiple Arrests

Nov 17, 2021 at 09:00 am by WGNS

A two-day undercover operation by special agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit, Chattanooga Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and Tennessee Human Traf.... Read More

Sex Trafficking Arrest - Teen Located at Antioch Motel

Nov 08, 2021 at 07:45 am by WGNS

In Antioch, Special Victims detectives charged 30-year-old Shawnveccheo Swain with trafficking an 18-year-old Nashville high school student for sex. The investigation began a.... Read More

Blackburn, Durbin Introduce Bipartisan Eliminating Limits To Justice For Child Sex Abuse Victims Act

Nov 01, 2021 at 03:00 pm by WGNS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that survivors of child sex abuse a.... Read More

Subject arrested in Middle Tennessee and charged with trafficking for a commercial sex act

Nov 01, 2021 at 07:24 am by WGNS

Acting on information from the FBI, Metro Nashville Police Special Victims detectives arrested Charles E. Woods for allegedly trafficking two underage girls who ran away from.... Read More

15 Men Charged in Undercover Sex Trafficking Operation

Oct 11, 2021 at 09:39 am by WGNS

Metro Nashville Police report that a two-day undercover operation on Wednesday & Thursday by Human Trafficking detectives, with the assistance of the TBI and Homeland Secu.... Read More

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