Johnson City PD Sexual Abuse
Since 2019, dozens of women in the town of Johnson City, Tennessee have been drugged and raped by a single sexual predator. Many of the survivors reported the crimes to the Johnson City Police Department. Rather than investigate and prosecute, the J.C.P.D. systematically covered up the crimes and discouraged survivors from pursuing claims.
EKO, along with co-counsel Vanessa Baehr-Jones of Advocates for Survivors of Abuse and Heather Collins of HMC Civil Rights Law, represent survivors who allege that the J.C.P.D. covered up their abuse as a part of an organized and corrupt sex trafficking operation. The plaintiffs allege the J.C.P.D. used its power to bury reports of rape and dissuade additional survivors from coming forward, giving rise to class action allegations for violations of federal laws prohibiting sex trafficking.
The matter is currently pending in the Eastern District of Tennessee before Hon. Travis R. McDonough.
If you experienced sexual abuse and were denied justice by the J.C.P.D., or if you have information you can share about this case, please contact an EKO attorney.