The charges were filed against Jim Farmer, 55, of Franklin, Tennessee, in Rutherford County on January 10th. He was released on $ 100,000 bond.
His lawyers told the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal that he will plead not guilty at his next court appearance.
The farmer was arrested in October and charged with trafficking in persons. He was accused of having sex with a police officer disguised as a 16-year-old girl.
"The charges were made despite a previous hearing in which the Judge of the General Session reviewed … all the compiled audio and video evidence, heard testimony from the chief detective, and finally decided that the charge should be dismissed because the evidence did not meet. probable likelihood. it causes a pattern to link the case to the grand jury, "Farmer's lawyers told the newspaper.
The new accusation accuses Farmer of attempting trafficking for sexual servitude, attempting condescending prostitution and attempting to request a minor, the newspaper said.
He would have arranged to meet the girl through a fake ad on the website of an adult escort service.
The bite yielded another 15 men, according to reports.
Farmer selected in the first round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the University of Alabama Dallas Mavericks.
For six seasons, he played at Mavericks, Utah Jazz, Seattle Supersonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder), Philadelphia 76ers, and Denver Nuggets.