Mississippi man charged with trying to start prostitution operation in Alabama

Published 3:31 pm Thursday, May 16, 2019

A Mississippi man was arrested this week after law enforcement authorities say he was trying to create a commercial sex operation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama media outlets reported.

Agents with the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force performed an undercover sting operation before charging Torian Bryson Brown of Indianola, Mississippi, The Tuscaloosa News newspaper reported.

“He was trying to establish a commercial sex operation in Tuscaloosa and we were able to thwart that operation before he ever got started,” Darren Beams, commander of the task force, told the newspaper.

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Brown was charged with second-degree promoting prostitution and identity theft charges.

Police were tipped off by a woman who had been communicating with Brown online and had become scared by some of the things he told her.