Eight Arrested for Sex Trafficking in Tennessee

On Behalf of Law Offices of Thomas Maynard Sept. 30, 2020

When a Tennessee resident has been arrested it can be a serious and scary situation. An arrest, especially for a serious charge like a sex crime needs to be taken seriously. Sex crimes in Tennessee can go back decades and they are aggressively prosecuted. Those who are facing sex crime charges do not have a moment to spare.

Recently eight men were arrested in Johnson City after an undercover sting operation revealed they allegedly were running a sex trafficking ring. The investigators placed decoy advertisements on websites that are known for prostitution. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation stated that their goal was to focus on operations that involved minors. Eight men were charged with trafficking a person for a commercial sex act and booked into jail.

When a person is charged with a sex crime, they can feel like the whole world is against them. The public believes these crimes should be stopped and has little pity on those who are facing these charges. Because these crimes are so aggressively prosecuted it is important for a defendant to have an attorney who specializes in sex crimes. An attorney understands the stigma surrounding the crime their client is accused of engaging in along with the serious penalties they can be facing. They can aggressively defend their client against these serious charges and make sure their legal rights are protected. Their goal is to get the best possible outcome for their client and protect their personal and professional reputation.

Those who are facing sex crime charges need to understand that they have legal rights. It is important that they have an attorney who will help protect them and their interests.