Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tenn: Human Trafficking Cases Tied to Nashville

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE -- At least three separate houses of prostitution that Metro Police have shut down this year were located in the same apartment complexes that were targeted in a Memphis FBI investigation that last year led to indictment of 12 individuals on federal human and sex trafficking charges.

The alleged leader of what the federal government maintains was a multi-state human trafficking and prostitution ring was also based in Nashville, according to court records.

Federal officials — including Nashville FBI officials — continued Tuesday to refuse to comment on what they described as an ongoing investigation into possible human trafficking in Nashville...


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