TBI holds human trafficking town hall

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is holding a town hall meeting in Chattanooga with state Rep. Eric Watson to discuss human trafficking in Tennessee.

The meeting on Friday will be held at the Development Resource Center and comes shortly after police in Chattanooga made an arrest in what officials say was the first reported case of sex trafficking in Hamilton County.

A 21-year-old Baltimore woman said she was held against her will by a man who took her to Tennessee and North Carolina to work as a prostitute.

The TBI released the first-ever statewide report on human sex trafficking, which found it was more prevalent than previously thought.


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