Tennessee police net 22 men for seeking sex with girls aged 14 and 16

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November 10, 2017 20:17
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NEW YORK, Nov 10 - Police have charged 22 people in a wealthy Nashville, Tennessee, suburb after the men agreed to pay to have sex with underage girls whose online profiles had been created by law enforcement agents, authorities said.

The results of a four-day operation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is the latest major case involving Backpage.com, an online classified site that has been accused of promoting sex trafficking and where the men sought the ads.

The men arrested in the southern US town of Brentwood were charged with prostitution-related charges in what police called a "human trafficking operation."

They include a computer programmer, an automotive engineer, a construction worker and a chef, the agency said in a statement about the operation conducted last month.

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