Precisely two years ago on this date, I was compelled to write about a despicable and horrible reality in Tennessee and the South - the widespread rise of sex slavery and human trafficking.
The TBI had at the time present a report that over 80% of the state was stained with this heinous crime, a deeply disturbing fact. Even worse, those who committed these crimes faced little or no consequences.
Today, I am happy to report, that is no longer the case - the state has passed 12 new laws to punish those who practice slavery. Tom Humphrey reports:
"The measures amplify a wave of attention since a statewide study in 2011 documented incidents of sex trafficking -- which officials define as coercive adult prostitution and any sexual exploitation of children.