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.

House passes anti-online sex trafficking bill, allows targeting of websites like Backpage.com

House passes anti-online sex trafficking bill, allows targeting of websites like Backpage.com

The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that gives prosecutors, state attorneys general and sex trafficking victims a clearer route to pursue legal action against websites hosting advertisements for prostitutes, which advocates have long argued are a hive for trafficking children.

Legal elite stand up for Cyntoia Brown

There's a young woman sitting in a Tennessee prison waiting to see if Governor Haslam will end her life sentence. It's a long shot for Cyntoia Brown -- because she killed a man. Still, there's no silencing the judges, a former state supreme court justice and attorneys who are all putting their careers on the line to see her free.

Should a teenage ‘prostitute’ go to jail for killing her pimp? (note: SHE DIDN'T KILL HER PIMP, IT WAS A JOHN & THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TEEN PROSTITUTE, SHE WAS A TRAFFICKING VICTIM)

Should a teenage ‘prostitute’ go to jail for killing her pimp? (note: SHE DIDN'T KILL HER PIMP, IT WAS A JOHN & THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TEEN PROSTITUTE, SHE WAS A TRAFFICKING VICTIM)

A number of tabloid stars (Rihanna, LeBron James, Snoop Dogg, Cara Delevingne and Kim Kardashian West) began using social media to bring attention to a young woman’s plight who is incarcerated at the Tennessee Prison for Women.

14-year-old Nashville girl blackmailed into giving nude pictures; police looking for suspect

14-year-old Nashville girl blackmailed into giving nude pictures; police looking for suspect

One late December morning before school, a 14-year-old girl was on the website http://www.teenchat.com. According to a Metro Police search warrant, someone told the teen through the website that he had her personal information including her name, email and address. He told the girl that he would post the information online if she didn’t send a nude video of herself.