NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Three people are facing a slew of charges in a sex trafficking bust at a Nashville hotel.
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.
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.
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.