REPORT: Tennessee Tech DE Arrested In Prostitution Sting For Soliciting Teenage Girls

Whatever career Matthew Kenty thought he might have at the next level in the NFL were thrown away after he got arrested recently.

The Tennessee Tech DE starred on the Birmingham high school football team that won and 6A state championship in 2016 for Alabama, but he won’t be remembered for that after he got locked up for responding to a fake ad for 14-17-year-old women seeking men on Backpage, according to the Tennessee Bureau of investigations.

“In the course of the three-day operation, men using 697 unique phone numbers responded to the ads that were posted online, seeking to purchase illicit sex. The total number of contacts, such as text messages and calls, was 5,211. Some of the conversations between these men and undercover Agents continued after they learned they were chatting with someone they believed to be a minor. During the operation, Agents and Intelligence Analysts also gathered information in an effort to identify and recover potential victims of human trafficking.”

The redshirt freshman DE is charged with one count of patronizing prostitution, a Class B felony, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced on Thursday.

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