The focus of the joint operation was to “identify individuals seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with females under the age of 18, and those engaged in trafficking others for commercial sex acts,” according to a TBI news release. Zachery Felton, 33, and Kejuan J. Chapman, 38 were identified as potential traffickers.
On Feb.1, authorities arrested both and charged each with promoting prostitution. Chapman was also additionally charged with driving on a suspended license. Chapman was held in the Knox County Jail on $3,000 bond. Felton was held on $2,000 bond.
Authorities said the investigation remains active and ongoing, with the possibility of additional arrests and charges.
For more information on human trafficking in Tennessee, visit www.ITHasToStop.com.