Two men arrested in TBI-Knox County Sheriff’s Office human trafficking investigation

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Two men are in custody Friday accused of trafficking women following a joint investigation by state and local authorities. 

Zachary Felton, 33, and Kejuan J. Chapman, 38, have been charged with one count of promoting prostitution. Chapman is also charged with driving on a suspended license. 

The two were identified last week as special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation conducted an undercover human trafficking operation alongside the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. The focus of the operation was to identify individuals seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with females under the age of 18, and those engaged in trafficking others for commercial sex acts. 

The two were arrested on February 1. Both have been booked into Knox County Jail. Chapman faces a $3,000 bond while Felton faces a $2,000 bond. 

The investigation remains active and ongoing, with the possibility of additional arrests and charges, according to a report from the TBI. 

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