Nashville is a city of nearlyresidents located in central Tennessee. Prostitution and sex trafficking have been identified by numerous constituencies as a substantial problem in Nashville.
The history of prostitution in the city is described in a Smithsonian Magazine article from Julyfocusing on the explosion of prostitution during Union Army stationing in the early s. Bythe Army established the first system of legalized prostitution in the United States in order to control disease among soldiers.
The system involved prostitute registration, health inspection, etc.
No mention is made of attempting to address the role of the buyers. The legalized prostitution system was abandoned soon after the end of the Civil War. In current times, the city is known by federal and state investigators to be on domestic sex trafficking circuits.
For example, federal prosecutors investigated a human trafficking and prostitution ring that had ties to several states, and that the network operated in cities including KnoxvilleMorristown, Johnson Cityand Louisville, Kentucky. Contemporary local problems associated with commercial sex have been cases of HIV-positive women continuing to engage in prostitution, and women selling sex being specifically targeted for homicide.
Nashville has been a leader in efforts to combat demand for commercial sex. The first reverse sting operation known to have been conducted in the United States occurred in Nashville in More recent examples include a large scale web-based reverse sting that resulted in 41 people arrested during a three-day operation deed to combat human trafficking in Nashville.
Over three days, undercover agents posted on Back. A total of men responded to thosesome of which undercover agents posed as a juvenile girl.
Of the 41 arrested, 34 were men who authorities said were responding to in an effort to buy sex from a minor. Eighteen of those paid to have sex with an underage girl. In June,Nashville Metro Police arrested 17 men in a web-based reverse sting focusing on those attempting to purchase access to minors for sexual abuse. The men agreed to pay to rape a year-old girl, who was really an undercover officer.
All of the men traveled to a hotel in the Donelson area of Nashville near Donelson Pike and Royal Parkway in response to an internet ad. The arrests came after the men entered the room and exchanged money. Each man is charged with trafficking for a commercial sex act. Not all arrests of sex buyers are the result of proactive sting operations, but are instead the of police responses to incidents and investigations of offenses against real victims.
For example, in April,Metro police arrested a man accused of grabbing a woman at an Antioch gas station and offering her money to have sex with him. According to an arrest warrant from Metro police, the man was charged with sexual battery. The victim told officers she was at a gas station nearby when the man approached her.
The informed the man that she was not a prostitute and would not go anywhere with him. He followed the victim around the parking lot and eventually grabbed her. The man was arrested and charged with sexual battery.
Infor example, over men participated in the program, more than any program in the U. This flow could be attributed to the Nashville Police Department remaining committed to conducting frequent reverse stings. The BTP john school program was a group therapeutic model, and in the person who ran the sessions passed away. Init appears that the john school program available locally is run by SA Nashville.
Contact Rob W. The city began using shaming tactics in This is not a comprehensive list of all individuals arrested by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department for patronizing or soliciting for prostitution. The names, identities, and citations appear here as they were provided to police officers in the field at the time of arrests.
All photos and information will be removed after thirty 30 days. These individuals are pd innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. In March,a Nashville high school football coach was fired following his arrest for allegedly soliciting an underage student.
According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville Police, the coach messaged a year-old girl on Instagram asking her for sex. The man was arrested after he allegedly confessed to police about having sent the messages. The conversation reportedly started with private Instagram messages to her asking the girl when she would turn years-old. Because of her age and the fact that no physical contact was made, the charge was a misdemeanor.
RePublic High School later released a statement saying the man had been fired immediately upon being informed that the faculty member sent inappropriate electronic messages to an underage student. It was originally developed by Dr. Paul Pioneer Press, April 10 ZIP: 37918 37912 37909 37902 37924 37920 37921 37922 37923 37919 37915 37914 37917 37916 37901 37927 37928 37929 37939 37950 37995 37996 37997