Human Traffic Watch

Police Officer Latest Defendant in Sex Trafficking

In Awareness, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking on September 20, 2012 at 8:45 am

The latest sex trafficking case in Memphis federal court involves a Memphis police officer who allegedly brought three women into a Memphis nightclub last November and “announced the women were available as prostitutes to patrons of the nightclub.”

A week later, officer Sean McWhirter allegedly had sex with one of the women at the same nightspot “in full view of other patrons of the nightclub,” according to the affidavit in the case filed by FBI Special Agent Matthew J. Ross…

“What makes this case worse is that the alleged perpetrator is a law enforcement official who was sworn to protect and serve,” Stanton said Monday in a statement.

The “Tarnished Badge Task Force,” a police corruption unit that includes FBI agents as well as Memphis Police and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigators, investigated the McWhirter case.

“We will do this as often as needed in order to rid this department of those who can’t make up their minds as to whether they want to be a police officer or a thug,” said Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong.

Source: Memphis Daily News

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