15 Men Charged in Undercover Sex Trafficking Operation


A two-day undercover operation on Wednesday & Thursday by MNPD Human Trafficking detectives, with the assistance of the TBI and Homeland Security Investigations resulted in the following 15 men being charged with trafficking for a commercial sex act:

  • Charence Smith, 49, of Clarksville;
  • Arthur Burnett, 51, of Clarksville;
  • Kendall Kendrick, 28, of Nashville;
  • Jumapili Lumumba, 29, of Nashville;
  • Gabriel Soto Adame, 33, of Nashville;
  • Aroldo Garcia, 25, of Nashville;
  • Marqueze Parrish, 20, of Nashville;
  • William Moore, 55, of Nashville;
  • Antwan Davis, 21, of Nashville;
  • Uchenna Ugwu, 37, of Nashville;
  • Minor Gabriel Perez, 22, of Lebanon;
  • James White, 57, of Greenbrier;
  • Alex Patel, 20, of Nashville;
  • Luis Antonio Lopez, 45, of Nashville;
  • Johnny Ardon Gozales, 38, of Sevierville.

The men responded to a Nashville hotel in response to internet ads posted by undercover officers who portrayed themselves as 16-year-old females.


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