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"Stephanie," who is now 18 years old, is currently in Middle Tennessee, brought here by investigators while the men charged with selling her are being prosecuted on the West Coast.
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"The trafficker said to them (slaves) on the way here, I'm taking you to Nashville because I can make more money off you there," said Derri Smith, executive director of End Slavery.
Sex crimes detectives said that Nashville is part of a four-city human trafficking "loop" that also includes Birmingham, Memphis and Atlanta.