Twelve Arrested in “Operation Someone Like Me” in Dyersburg

JACKSON – A two-day operation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Dyersburg Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the arrest of 12 men on prostitution-related and human trafficking charges. The Dyersburg operation, called “Operation Someone Like Me”, took place this week and focused on identifying potential victims of … Continue reading Twelve Arrested in “Operation Someone Like Me” in Dyersburg

Humboldt Woman Arrested, Charged in Ongoing TBI Human Trafficking Case

JACKSON – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Human Trafficking Unit have arrested and charged a Humboldt woman accused of forcing a minor to have sex with a man in exchange for drugs. After receiving information from the Humboldt Police Department, the TBI began investigating Veronica Shuney Boykin (DOB 1-29-84) on March 22nd. … Continue reading Humboldt Woman Arrested, Charged in Ongoing TBI Human Trafficking Case

Two Arrested in Carter County Human Trafficking Investigation

KNOXVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Human Trafficking Unit has resulted in the arrest of two men on statutory rape and solicitation charges. On Sunday, the TBI received information from investigators with the Knoxville Police Department concerning a possible case of human trafficking involving juvenile females. After developing … Continue reading Two Arrested in Carter County Human Trafficking Investigation

42 Arrested in Memphis Human Trafficking Operation

MEMPHIS – A three-day operation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and partner agencies to combat human trafficking in Memphis has resulted in the arrest of 42 individuals on prostitution-related charges; 38 men and four women. Eight men responding to the ads tried to buy sex from a minor. The Memphis anti-trafficking … Continue reading 42 Arrested in Memphis Human Trafficking Operation

Eight Arrested in Morristown Human Trafficking Operation

KNOXVILLE – A two-day operation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Morristown Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the arrest of eight men on prostitution charges. The Morristown operation, called “Operation Someone Like Me”, took place last week and focused on identifying potential victims of human trafficking, while targeting … Continue reading Eight Arrested in Morristown Human Trafficking Operation

Eleven Indicted for Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

*The information below has been updated from the initial release. NASHVILLE – An operation to combat human trafficking in Nashville, conducted by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and partner agencies, has resulted in the indictment of 11 men who are charged with patronizing prostitution from a person who is a minor. From … Continue reading Eleven Indicted for Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

41 Arrested in Nashville Human Trafficking Operation

Ongoing Effort Continues To Highlight Demand For Underage Sex In Tennessee NASHVILLE – A three-day operation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and partner agencies to combat human trafficking in Nashville has resulted in the arrest of 41 individuals on prostitution-related charges; 34 men, six women and one juvenile. More than half … Continue reading 41 Arrested in Nashville Human Trafficking Operation

Missing 12-Year-Old Rescued, Nashville Man Charged in TBI Human Trafficking Case

NASHVILLE – Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Human Trafficking Unit, working alongside local and federal partners, have arrested and charged a Nashville man accused of trafficking a 12-year-old from Texas for the purposes of commercial sex. On Friday evening, the TBI received information from the U.S. Marshals Service about the possible whereabouts … Continue reading Missing 12-Year-Old Rescued, Nashville Man Charged in TBI Human Trafficking Case

New Indictments Announced for Two Suspects in TBI Human Trafficking Case

NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained additional indictments for two individuals already facing charges in connection to an ongoing TBI juvenile human sex trafficking investigation. After receiving information from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, TBI Agents opened this case on July 8, 2015. During the course of the … Continue reading New Indictments Announced for Two Suspects in TBI Human Trafficking Case

32 Arrested in Knoxville Human Trafficking Operation

KNOXVILLE – A three-day operation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and detectives with the Knoxville Police Department to combat human trafficking in Knoxville has resulted in the arrest of 32 men and women on prostitution and human trafficking-related charges. Two of the men, including a children’s minister, responded to ads for … Continue reading 32 Arrested in Knoxville Human Trafficking Operation