16 arrested in human trafficking sting in Tennessee

Source: TBI

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A two-day undercover operation resulted in 16 men arrested for allegedly seeking sex from minors, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The operation began on October 24 to address human trafficking in Rutherford County, TBI officials said. Investigators used decoy ads on websites "known to be linked to commercial sex."

People charged

James H. Farmer, DOB 9-23-64, Franklin
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

Deadrick Darrell Evans, DOB 1-16-90, Murfreesboro
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

Miguel Erazo, DOB 9-24-76, Antioch
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

Luis Miguel Garcia-Alvarez, DOB 6-12-85, La Vergne
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

Paul Florez-Vazquez, DOB 3-25-89, Nashville
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

Jose Guadalupe Zarate-Flores, DOB 12-1-79, Smyrna
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

Taylor Moore, DOB 4-4-96, Rombauer, MO
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

Tony Maddox, DOB 12-9-80, Cowan, TN
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

Gameel Mesad, DOB 1-13-64, La Vergne
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

John Thomas Sulkowski, DOB 1-9-95, Murfreesboro
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

Juan Manuel Tovar, DOB 7-11-72, Antioch
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

Harry Garcia, DOB 10-22-75, Murfreesboro
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

Michael Romero, DOB 5-21-88, Prospect
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

Lian Sian Thang, DOB 7-15-87, Smyrna
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

Manasranjan Murlidhar Rana, DOB 11-21-87, Nashville
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

Diego Mancilla Martinez, DOB 11-13-72, La Vergne
Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act

TBI said the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, the Smyrna Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations and the office of the 16th District Attorney General Jennings Jones assisted in the investigation.

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