Eight people were arrested at a motel after an undercover investigation by the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office. Undercover agents posed as clients and contacted people posting ads on a social media website known for sex trafficking. Authorities say 35-year-old Brandie Bridgers of Gould, North Carolina, 32-year-old Kimberley D. Johnson of Greeneville, Tennessee, 24-year-old Randa McDaniel of Panama City, Florida, 32-year-old Sianna Summers of Southfield, Minnesota, 19-year-old Alexis L. Grindle and 23-year-old Shardaye S. Releford of Kingsport, Tennessee were each charged with prostitution. Officers added that 26-year-old Mark Singletary of Kodak, Tennessee and 35-year-old Patrick R. Jones of Huntsville, Alabama were each charged with trafficking for a commercial sex act.
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