At least one incident of sex buyer arrests and identity disclosure has occurred in the county. In March 2019, two men who were accused of forcing women to do sexual favors in exchange for legal representation were found not guilty on human trafficking charges. The men allegedly took advantage of women in the Lauderdale County Detention Center by forcing them into sexual servitude as payback for getting them out of jail. Although prosecutors said the men used intimidation, drugs, and money to lure the women, the defense attorneys argued the women were not forced and the case never should have been tried as human trafficking, but prostitution. Though they were not convicted, the two sex buyers still faced consequences through their arrests in 2016 and identity disclosure to the press. One man faced another human trafficking charge and the other faced charges for intimidating a witness in separate cases.