Officer Accused of Sex Trafficking Has Been in Trouble Before

(Memphis) A Memphis police officer is facing prison time accused of sex trafficking.

The arrest came Sunday after the FBI says it investigated Officer Sean McWhirter for more than a year.

According to his personnel file, the Union Station officer got in trouble with the police department last year and was suspended for bad behavior.

McWhirter is in the custody of US Marshalls after they say he took two women to a Tunica hotel Sunday so they could prostitute themselves.

“It’s so startling that one of our MPD officers is an alleged human trafficker,” said Ryan Dalton of Operation Broken Silence that works to stop human trafficking through tougher legislation.

Officer McWhirter had been in trouble on the force before.


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