Memphis woman arrested for child sex trafficking; 3 Memphis victims recovered

Memphis woman arrested for child sex trafficking; 3 Memphis victims recovered

NASHVILLE, TN (WMC) - A Memphis woman is facing charges for trafficking children for sex after a weekend sting that resulted in the recovery of three juvenile victims.

The arrest comes after a collaborative investigation in Middle Tennessee involving the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Brentwood Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Department of State.

Authorities placed decoy advertisements on websites with known links to prostitution and commercial sex trafficking cases. During the investigation, they learned of another site that advertised prostitution seemingly involving juveniles.

On Saturday night, undercover agents responded to an ad and arranged to meet at a Brentwood-area hotel. According to TBI, 29-year-old Taysha Jackson, of Memphis, arrived with three juveniles, two of which had condoms and other items that indicated their intent to perform sexual services.

Investigators detained the juveniles, who are from Memphis, and turned them over to the Department of Children’s Services. Jackson was charged with three counts of trafficking for commercial sex acts and booked into the Williamson County Jail on $9 million bond.

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