Now the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been asked by lawmakers to find out how big of a problem it really is.
The images are shocking but the details behind child trafficking are even harder to stomach. InMemphis federal officials were awarded for dismantling an international child sex-trafficking ring.
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One victim told investigators, at age 13, she was smuggled from Mexico with the promise of a job but was forced into prostitution once she to got to Tennessee.
At the age of 14 she says she was having sex with as many as 40 men a day Ladies want real sex MO Norwood 65717 was working out of Memphis homes on Victory Heights, which were once brothels.
Gerald Ware recently moved into one of the homes and says he still gets strangers visiting.
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In September the Tennessee Attorney General ed other states, calling for a website called Back. Dalton and Operation Broken Silence recently finished a 3 month investigation of the website.
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Dalton says during their investigation, they called authorities to report three cases where the photos of escorts, advertised in Memphis, were clearly of children. He says a picture of one girl was extraordinarily disturbing.
The one most strange to us, around Wolfchase Mall, a lot were advertised there," said Dalton. Dalton says that's because it's close to an interstate and there are a lot of people.
He adds that human trafficking can be a lucrative business for pimps.
Last year, the bureau started a civil Blonde working at Brampton kroger task force, in Memphis one of the few in the country that focuses on human trafficking. Unfortunately in many instances the person is there against their will, have been tricked into doing this," said Agent Baker, The FBI won't comment on the of cases or children they believe are being trafficked in Memphis.
But lawmakers want to know.
Lawmakers Get Involved A legislative group has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to conduct an in-depth study on child trafficking in Tennessee. The report is expected to be complete in May.
One bill would post human trafficking hotlines in airports, motels and truck stops the other would allow authorities to seize the assets of traffickers. Dalton says he'd like to see the harsher penalties for human traffickers in the U. Operation Broken Silence is working to build an aftercare response system for victims of trafficking because once freed, some victims have nowhere to go and may end up being re-trafficked.