Parole board split on clemency for Cyntoia Brown, decision goes to Gov. Haslam

Parole board split on clemency for Cyntoia Brown, decision goes to Gov. Haslam

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A woman serving a life sentence for murder could get a second chance after a clemency hearing Wednesday at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville.

Cyntoia Brown was 16 years old when she killed a man who picked her up for sex. She was convicted of first-degree murder in 2004 and given a life sentence for the crime.

Man indicted for kidnapping, raping, and forcing teen into prostitution

Man indicted for kidnapping, raping, and forcing teen into prostitution

A man is behind bars, indicted for kidnapping a teen runaway, raping her, and forcing her to work as a prostitute. Melvin Howard Williams, 32, was indicted on felony charges of rape and two counts of trafficking for commercial sex acts. He also was indicted on a misdemeanor count of harboring a runaway.

93-count indictment on sex trafficking charges revealed against Backpage founders

93-count indictment on sex trafficking charges revealed against Backpage founders

Backpage.com, a classified advertising website that faced persistent allegations of profiting from illegal prostitution, was shut down by the U.S. government Friday as authorities reportedly brought criminal charges against seven of those involved in operating the site. 

Teen who met stranger online was forced into sex trafficking in Memphis

Teen who met stranger online was forced into sex trafficking in Memphis

A missing girl from Mississippi was being sex trafficked in Memphis, according to a police report obtained by FOX13. The 18-year-old from Jackson, Miss. had been missing since January 29. More than a month later, police got a call that a girl was being held against her will outside a Memphis grocery store.