41 charged in TBI human trafficking sting operation in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) Agents posed as a juvenile girl in some of the ads, and more than half of the men who responded allegedly tried to buy sex from a minor. Eighteen men are accused of paying to have sex with an underage woman.”Even with as many of these operations that we have conducted across the state, it still shocking that half of the men responding to these ads wanted to pay to have sex with a minor,” says Assistant Special Agent in Charge Margie Quin in a news release. “We working toward helping victims of trafficking, and taking these predators off the streets.”One of the men facing charges is a teacher at Hunters Lane High School. Metro Nashville Public Schools confirmed 56 year old David Shepard was put on administrative leave because of the sting.A former Vanderbilt University football player is also charged. Gary Rashad Canty, 20, was on the football team’s roster until January 2016.pandora bracelets Canty is currently a student and is originally from Riverdale, GA.Vanderbilt released this statement about Canty’s arrest:The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today announced that it has arrested 41 people, including Gary Rashad Canty, a Vanderbilt student, as part of a human trafficking investigation. The crime with which Mr. Canty has been charged is very serious. If TBI asks for our cooperation, we will of course provide it.The TBI has released the full list of people who were charged, which includes 34 men, six women and one juvenile:Despite the misdemeanor citations, TBI Director Mark Gwyn said the prostitution laws in Tennessee are strong enough.laws are fine, Gwyn said.But Sen. Bill Ketron, R Murfreesboro, said he plans to push for tougher laws next year.going to go off script and I want to send a message to all you men who enjoy this type of lifestyle. Quit ruining the lives of our young women and young girls in this state, otherwise we coming after you, Ketron said. heard the directors just a minute ago. I will do everything in my power to muster our resources as a state to help give them those resources to take you down and ruin your life. Davidson County District Attorney’s Office will be reviewing each case to determine if additional charges will be filed.The TBI has been conducting stings like this all across the state. They said this will not be the last one in Nashville.Channel 4 will continue to investigate each person on this list and learn more about their histories.Second Metro officer fired after Madison shooting incidentSecond Metro officer fired after Madison shooting incidentUpdated: Tuesday, October 11 2016 6:41 PM EDT2016 10 11 22:41:02 GMTA second Metro police officer has been fired for his involvement in the use of force during a shooting last year, according to police.http://www.charmspandoraca.com A second Metro police officer has been fired for his involvement in the use of force during a shooting last year, according to police.Red light approved for site of multiple recent fatal crashesRed light approved for site of multiple recent fatal crashesUpdated: Tuesday, October 11 2016 6:25 PM EDT2016 10 11 22:25:10 GMTThe city of Clarksville says changes may finally be coming to an intersection many neighbors consider dangerous. A signal has been approved for the intersection of Edmonson Ferry Road and US41A. A timeline of the work and how it will be funded is yet to be determined. Some who live and work close to it say it can’t come soon enough.The city of Clarksville says changes may finally be coming to an intersection many neighbors consider dangerous. A signal has been approved for the intersection of Edmonson Ferry Road and US41A. A timeline of the work and how it will be funded is yet to be determined. Some who live and work close to it say it can’t come soon enough.4 year old girl reunited with family following kidnapping4 year old girl reunited with family following kidnappingUpdated: Tuesday, October 11 2016 6:19 PM EDT2016 10 11 22:19:12 GMT