CONYERS -- An investigation that began in early March resulted in the arrest of a Conyers man on a felony human trafficking charge last week.
Stoney Williams, 31, of 2311 Danielle Blvd., faces one count of trafficking of persons for labor or sexual servitude after he allegedly transported a 26-year-old woman from Memphis, Tenn., to Conyers. Williams is also charged with pandering and pimping in connection with a 21-year-old victim who was also from Memphis.
LANSING In the midst of what experts call the second-fastest growing criminal industry in the world after drug trafficking, some legislators are pushing for tougher punishment for sex traffickers.
The new legislation would ensure that defendants convicted of coercing children ages 16 and 17 into prostitution are more stiffly punished, said Senate sponsor Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan.
Memphis native Terrence Arnett Yarbrough insists he hasn't done anything wrong. Federal prosecutors say he is a pimp who ran a national human trafficking ring, prostituting eight women and four teens who are all ready to testify against him.
By Clint Confehr, Senior Staff Writer
About 700 people attended a ministry's program in Marshall County High School's gymnasium nearly two weeks ago when a South Central Tennessee woman warned against becoming a victim of human trafficking as she was 27 years ago.
Around 25 percent of the estimated 300,000 American children lured into sex trafficking each year live in Texas — a sobering fact presented at a news conference Tuesday, where victim advocates sought to lay out the scope of the problem and ways it might be better addressed.
A federal jury in Tennessee on Friday convicted three Minnesota men for their role in an interstate sex trafficking ring run mostly by Somali gang members. Six others were acquitted of all charges.
Prostititution has 3 parts: the pimps, the prostitutes, and probably the most important.