NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An Arizona woman was taken into custody Sunday afternoon after Metro police said she trafficked another woman into Nashville for commercial sex.
According to Metro police, 30-year-old Anna Gutierrez, of Mesa, Arizona, forced a 27-year-old woman to accompany her to Nashville on May 18.
The victim was able to sneak out of the room at the LaQuinta Inn on Sidco Drive and call for help, according to a released.
Since arriving in Nashville, the victim said she was forced to engage in prostitution with men who responded to an Internet ad, according to Metro police.
Based on the victim’s report, Metro police said surveillance was established at the motel and Gutierrez was stopped and arrested shortly after she left the property.
She is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond.
Metro police reported the victim is being cared for by an organization that works to rescue victims of sex trafficking.
No additional information was immediately released.
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