Monday, May 09, 2011

Human Trafficking Ring In Hamblen County

Local law enforcement and the FBI helped to break up a human trafficking ring this weekend following grand jury indictments last Tuesday.

Sheriff Esco Jarnigan says women were forced into prostitution and moved all across Tennessee and Kentucky to locations in Morristown, Johnson City, Knoxville, Nashville and Louisville, Ky. to prevent them from establishing ties to the community or formulating escape plans.

WATE filed this report.

This brutal slavery is on the rise in Tennessee - as recent reports from Chattanooga and Nashville show - and the state has been working to make the punishment for these crimes greater and to provide more aid to victims of the crime.

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