TBI Case Yields Charges for West Tennessee Youth Softball Coach

TBI Case Yields Charges for West Tennessee Youth Softball Coach

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Dyersburg man, who stands accused of exposing at least two girls he coached on a youth softball team to inappropriate photographs.

The Trap - the deadly sex-trafficking cycle in American prisons

The Trap - the deadly sex-trafficking cycle in American prisons

The Trap investigates how prisons and jails across the United States have become recruiting grounds for human traffickers, who are targeting incarcerated women and trafficking them out of correctional facilities and into pimp-controlled prostitution. More on this story - Revealed: how US sex traffickers recruit jailed women for prostitutionAmerica's outcasts: the women trapped in a cruel cycle of exploitation

Nashville man convicted of human trafficking 13-year-old girl

Nashville man convicted of human trafficking 13-year-old girl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Nashville man has been convicted in the human trafficking of a 13-year-old girl.

Brittan Ezekiel Kettles, aka “Low Low,” 26, was convicted Thursday to federal charges of conspiracy to sex traffic a person under the age of 14 and sex trafficking a person under the age of 14. Another person, Stormy Whittemore also pleaded guilty in the case and is awaiting sentencing.

Growing up homeless is new reality for thousands of children in Tennessee

Growing up homeless is new reality for thousands of children in Tennessee

Recent research suggests the face of homelessness is getting younger every year.

According to the National Network for Youth, in 2017, an estimated 20% of homeless people in America were under the age of 18.

Joyce Lavery, CEO of Nashville's Safe Haven Family Shelter said growing up homeless is the reality many kids are being born into. "They are saying the new face of homelessness is an infant," said Lavery.

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.