Eight Arrested in Multi-Agency Human Trafficking Operation in Sevier County

UPDATED 4/25/22 at 2:30 p.m. to reflect a correction to the charge placed against Eric Griffith. SEVIER COUNTY – A two-day undercover operation by special agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit, the Sevierville Police Department, the Pigeon Forge Police Department, the Gatlinburg Police Department, the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit, and the … Continue reading Eight Arrested in Multi-Agency Human Trafficking Operation in Sevier County

Dayton Man Charged, Accused of Attempting to Solicit Sex from Minor

DAYTON – Working alongside investigators from the Frederick County (MD) Sheriff’s Office, Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Rhea County man accused of attempting to solicit sex from a minor online. TBI Agents received information about Victor Ryan Welch (DOB: 11-12-90) from authorities in Maryland last summer. There, … Continue reading Dayton Man Charged, Accused of Attempting to Solicit Sex from Minor

La Vergne Man Charged with Solicitation of a Minor

RUTHERFORD COUNTY – An investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agents with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has resulted in the arrest of a La Vergne man. On October 1st, TBI Agents received information about an individual who was engaged in sexually illicit conversations on an online platform. During the course … Continue reading La Vergne Man Charged with Solicitation of a Minor

Wilson County Man Indicted on Multiple Counts, Including Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Watertown man, who is charged with statutory rape and multiple counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tom Thompson, on June 12th, Special Agents … Continue reading Wilson County Man Indicted on Multiple Counts, Including Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor