Tennessee lawmaker holds workshop to fight sex trafficking across state

Posted at 4:08 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 17:08:06-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Tennessee State lawmaker held a workshop on Monday to discuss ways to combat the second fastest growing crime in the state: sex trafficking.

London Lamar, D-Memphis, teamed up with community organizers to host the workshop, which began with the latest information from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.

Then, there were breakout sessions designed to come up with legislation that would help fight sex trafficking.

"We're meeting, we're coming up with legislative ideas, and by the time we finish this workshop, we're going to have ideas with pieces of legislation, we're going to collectively push as a coalition for the general assembly to pass," London said.

Most organizers say more money is needed to combat the rise in sex trafficking.