You may recall the promotion of prostitution arrests that WGNS told you about on January 31st. Using Backpage.com, two Rutherford County men were accused of promoting prostitution. An arrest was made in Murfreesboro at the Motel 6 on Chaffin Place off Old Fort Parkway. More details of that arrest have been made public and it turns out that two juveniles were acting as prostitutes with the two men. Police were able to intervene and now the teens are back home with their family.
In January, Murfreesboro Police responded to the hotel in reference to a call about the possibility of prostitution. An arrest report shows that LaVergne resident 22-Year old Kareem R. Wiggins told police that he and another man were placing ads on backpage.com soliciting sex for a female who was at the hotel with them. 26-Year old Robert A. Wright from Murfreesboro was arrested with Wiggins in connection with the solicitation of sex for money operation.
After the arrests were made, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations got involved in the case. It was then determined that the two men allegedly coerced two 16-year old girls into prostitution. The two men reportedly ran a small prostitution operation from an address in Murfreesboro and the teens were said to have met with clients at area hotels.
As a result of the investigation, Wiggins was charged with three counts of promotion of prostitution and Wright was charged with one count of promoting prostitution. The case remains “OPEN” and additional charges are pending the outcome of further investigating. If detectives are able to track down clients of the underage females, even more arrests are likely.
Update: WSMV reported on Wednesday evening that Wiggins worked at the Smyrna YMCA for four months in the past. He no longer works at the facility. The TBI is now investigating if he had inappropriate conduct with female teens while on the job. Meanwhile, WTVF reports that they paid a visit to Wiggins Rutherford County home, but no one answered the door. Of course Wiggins is still behind bars and has yet to make bond.
Update: The two will appear in court Feb. 19th.