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Tennessee man facing human trafficking charges in Central Alabama

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The Birmingham Vice Unit conducted an escort operation over the weekend. The unit along with the FBI was targeting escorts posting on the website, backpage.com. The operation was conducted in the Birmingham are and resulted with several misdemeanor arrests for solicitation of prostitution.

Police also arrested Fred Lacy. He was charged with one count of human trafficking. He has a reported address in Antioch, TN. Lacy is being transferred to the Shelby County jail where he is expected to make bond.

The escorts working off of Backpage.com is a national issue, the Birmingham Vice Unit routinely addresses this issue on all levels, to include the escorts, clients and panderers". "Profiting from the exploitation of others is a serious crime, the defendant Lacy was charged with 1st Degree Human Trafficking, which is a Class A Felony." said Lt. Sean Edwards with the Birmingham Police Department.   







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