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18 Men Arrested in Tennessee Undercover Trafficking Sting

SPRING HILL, TN — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested 18 men after a joint two-day undercover operation into human trafficking in that state. All 18 were charged with seeking illicit sex from minors.

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The TBI Human Trafficking Unit, the Spring Hill Police Department, the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations and the office of 22nd District Attorney General Brent Cooper were all part of the operation, which used decoy advertisements posted on websites known to be linked to prostitution and sex trafficking.

Matthew Brewer, youth pastor.

One of them, Matthew Brewer is listed online as a youth pastor in Centerville, Tenn.

The other men arrested in the undercover operation are:

  • 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 TBI says their investigation is ongoing. Additional charges are likely.

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