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TBI: 18 charged in Tennessee human trafficking operation

TBI announced the arrests Monday morning from the two-day undercover operation that began last week
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Published: Jul. 12, 2021 at 11:29 AM EDT
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SPRING Hill, Tenn. (WVLT) - A two-day investigation lead by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the arrest of 18 men in connection with human trafficking in Spring Hill, Tenn.

TBI announced the arrests Monday morning from the undercover operation that began last week on July 8. by special agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit, the Spring Hill Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, and the office of 22nd District Attorney General Brent Cooper

Officials said that the investigation was aimed at addressing human trafficking in Middle Tennessee.

TBI said that authorities placed several decoy advertisements on websites known to be linked to prostitution and commercial sex cases. The focus of the operation was to identify and recover potential victims of human trafficking as well as identify those seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with minors.

Police say that as a result of the operation, authorities arrested eighteen men and booked them into the Maury County Jail.

· Georgie George (DOB 11/26/95), Clarksville, TN: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

· Marvin Sparkman (DOB 1/26/92), Columbia, TN: Solicitation of a Minor

· Steven McCanless (DOB 1/16/95), Culleoka, TN: Solicitation of a Minor

· Ketankumar Patel (DOB 4/5/68), Columbia, TN: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

· Ivan Ashley (DOB 8/20/71), Dania, FL: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

· David Christopher May (DOB 9/25/94), Fayetteville, TN: Solicitation of a Minor

· Andrew Myung Kim (DOB 12/2/82), Franklin, TN: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

· Bryce Lawson (DOB 7/2/97), Charles, LA: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

· Jeremiah McSpaddin (DOB 1/31/85), Spring Hill, TN: Solicitation of a Minor

· Brian Mitchell (DOB 8/5/70), Thompson’s Station, TN: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

· Nabi Rahman (DOB 3/5/88), Nashville, TN: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

· Patrick Harris (DOB 4/9/89), Murfreesboro, TN: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

· Matthew Brewer (DOB 2/27/74), Centerville, TN: Solicitation of a Minor

· Suleiman Musa Osman (DOB 1/1/83), Chattanooga, TN: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

· Juan Gabriel Hernandez Eufracio (DOB 8/29/84), Huntsville, AL: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

· Pablo Godines Cervantes (DOB 5/17/70), Columbia, TN: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

· Haojie Wang (DOB 2/25/89), Brentwood, TN: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

· Luis Diaz-Mendez (DOB 4/17/94), Baton Rouge, LA: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor

The investigation remains ongoing, with additional charges pending.

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