Knoxville Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking Conspiracy and Related Drug Offenses

Marcus D. Washington was sentenced today to 10 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release. Washington pleaded guilty on November 21, 2016, to one count of conspiracy to commit commercial sex trafficking by force, among multiple other charges.

Former NASA Employee Sentenced to Serve Ten Years in Federal Prison for Coercion of a Minor

Thomas de Matteis, formerly employed by NASA, was sentenced on Feb. 27, 2017 to serve 10 years in federal prison for coercing or enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity. Matteis pleaded guilty to this charge in November 2016.

Tennessee Man Arrested After Attempting to Pay Mom Cash for Sex with Her 7-year-old

Tennessee Man Arrested After Attempting to Pay Mom Cash for Sex with Her 7-year-old

Murfreesboro Police arrested Edward Vanepps on Monday at the Baymont Inn. Police interviewed Vanepps after the mother filed a report and during questioning, police say Vanepps admitted to attempting to pay $100 to have sex with the child.

42 Arrested in Memphis Human Trafficking Operation

42 Arrested in Memphis Human Trafficking Operation

A three-day operation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and partner agencies to combat human trafficking in Memphis has resulted in the arrest of 42 individuals on prostitution-related charges.