Man forced high school teen to work as a prostitute, accused of sex trafficking

Source: Metro Nashville police; MEGA

Nov. 7 2021, Published 11:37 a.m. ET

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A high school student was sex-trafficked in Nashville, Tennessee, and now a 30-year-old man faces criminal charges, police said.

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A school police officer told Metro Nashville police investigators after receiving a tip about a student who was pictured in an online prostitution ad, according to WSMV.

Detectives tracked the ad to Shawnveccheo Swain, 30. Police set up a meeting with the student — who was 18 years old — at an Antioch, Tennessee, motel, according to the report.

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During the meeting, police determined Swain forced the teen to engage in prostitution, according to WSMV.

Swain was arrested last week after police pulled him over for a minor traffic violation, the report noted. Officers said they found a gram of crack cocaine, eight grams of crystal meth and 10 grams of marijuana in the car. There was also a shotgun and a rifle.

Investigators charged Swain was charged with trafficking a commercial sex act, felony meth possession and unlawful gun possession.

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