KNOXVILLE – A three-day operation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and detectives with the Knoxville Police Department to combat human trafficking in Knoxville has resulted in the arrest of 32 men and women on prostitution and human trafficking-related charges.
NASHVILLE - Clarksville man charged for trafficking a juvenile for the purpose of sex. TBI was assisted by Drug Investigation Division Agents, Clarksville Police Department, DCS and CAC in investigation of trafficker and care for victim
TBI started an investigation on Michael Helton after receiving calls to the TN Human Trafficking Hotline of suspicious activities - later finding a 17-year old victim being sold out of a local hotel. If you suspect human trafficking call the hotline number at 855-558-6484. Do not let such actions go unreported. Traffickers are being arrested and victims are being rescued because ordinary people saw something unusual and spoke up. See something? Say something!
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Said Knoxville DA Charme Allen, "Human trafficking victims are manipulated in so many ways that they feel they have no choice but to comply with the demands of their trafficker."
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Style Home Page features ESTN's own Ondrea Johnson who talks about the reality of human trafficking here in Tennessee, including in Williamson County.
In response to TBI operation "Watchful Guardians" in Chattanooga early in February, Senator Corker applauded the work of state agencies of law enforcement and nonprofits like End Slavery Tennessee.
CHATTANOOGA – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn joined Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan to announce today the results of a three-day, multi-state effort to combat human trafficking and the online exploitation of children in Tennessee and Georgia.
(Nashville, TN)—Nashville is set to launch the first of its kind court in Tennessee aimed at addressing the issue of human trafficking. Mayor Megan Barry joined Judge Casey Moreland, District Attorney Glenn Funk and others in announcing the launch of a Human Trafficking Intervention Court in Davidson County.