Tenn. lawmakers to strengthen human trafficking laws

Police are investigating at least one case of possible human trafficking involving minor girls brought into Chattanooga from the Atlanta area

By Joy Lukachick
Chattanooga Times Free Press

The trafficking of children and woman into prostitution, live-sex shows and pornography is on the rise in metropolitan areas of Tennessee and Georgia, officials say.

"When I thought of [human] trafficking, I thought of India ... or if it was being done in the U.S., it's with people brought over the borders," said Jerry Redman, director of Second Life, a Chattanooga-based organization that targets human trafficking. "But it's going on here [too]."

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