“There would be vanloads of girls coming each month,” he said. “It would be a whole different shipment. They would leave and then another would come and then it looked like the girls would get younger and younger.”
Police raided three Nashville businesses they say have been serving as fronts for prostitution for several months.
Metro investigators are also looking into a potential link to human trafficking.
The raids took place at Shine Nails on Elm Hill Pike, Blue Sapphire on Donelson Pike, and Healing Arts Massage on Old Hickory Boulevard.
Authorities credit nearby business owners and the public for calling in tips that led to the investigation, which began in April.
“I would hear young girls screaming at night,” said one man who works near Healing Arts Massage but wanted to remain anonymous. “It sounded like someone getting tortured.”
The man says he would also see suspicious activity during the day.