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NASHVILLE — A three-day operation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and partner agencies to combat human trafficking in Nashville has resulted in the arrest of 41 individuals on prostitution-related charges; 34 men, six women and one juvenile.
Officials with Metro Nashville Public Schools confirmed that year-old David Shepard is a science teacher at a high school. Forty-one people, including one juvenile, have been arrested in connection with a human trafficking operation in Nashville.
He was placed on paid administrative leave on Wednesday and has been employed at the school since Gary Rashad Canty, age 20, was listed on the roaster for the Vanderbilt football team. Copyright Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved.
In some of theagents posed as an individual selling themselves online. Authorities said one woman accepted and was placed in a safe house.
Undercover agents posted online and got a response from men. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Friday that 34 men, six women and one juvenile were arrested during the three-day operation, called Operation Someone Like Me. Among those charged were a high school teacher, a former Vanderbilt University football player, a truck driver, a student and a state IT Specialist.
These men paying for sex with children in our state are only continuing to victimize girls and women. TBI spokesperson Josh Devine said 18 men responded and paid to have sex with an underage girl. When asked, they told the suspects they were a juvenile girl.
Actions Facebook Tweet. The nonprofit agency, End Slavery Tennessee, identified potential victims and offered them housing, counseling and treatment.