End Slavery Tennessee is The Contributor's featured nonprofit organization for April.
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.
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.
Coverage on Human Trafficking Awareness day of End Slavery Tennessee, BRANDED Collective, and the story of a human trafficking survivor.