A two-day prostitution sting held in Spring Hill has led to the arrest of 11 men, with charges ranging from patronizing prostitution to solicitation of a minor.
Conducted last week on Jan. 9 and 10, the sting operation saw members of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations’ Human Trafficking Unit along with detectives from the Spring Hill Police Department pose as decoys on “websites known to be linked to commercial sex,” according to a release from TBI. Of the 11 men arrested, seven were charged with either patronizing prostitution from a minor or solicitation of a minor.
Two of the men arrested were Franklin residents — 35 year-old Naveen Mogili and 36 year-old Adam Weber — and were both charged with solicitation of a minor. Ages of the men caught in the sting operation range from 19-72, with nine of the 11 men residing outside of Williamson County.
“As part of an undercover investigation aimed at addressing human trafficking in Spring Hill, authorities placed several decoy advertisements on websites known to be linked to commercial sex,” reads the release from TBI. “The focus of the operation was to identify individuals seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with minors and adults.”
All but one of the men arrested are currently booked at the Maury County Jail in Columbia. Read below to see the individuals charged in the sting operation.
Naveen Mogili, Franklin: Solicitation of a Minor / Bond: $25,000
Adam Weber, Franklin: Solicitation of a Minor/ Bond: $1,500
Schelton Guffey, Tomkinsville, KY: Solicitation of a Minor, Simple Possession of Schedule II / Bond: $27,00
Jordan Millican, McMinnville: Patronizing Prostitution / Bond: Unknown
Opey McGee, Nashville: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor / Bond: Unknown
Daniel Crutcher, Unionville: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor / Bond: $25,000
Raymond Adamson, Culleoka: Patronizing Prostituion / Bond: $2,000
James Talley, Pulaski: Patronizing Prostitution / Bond: $3,500
Thomas Davis, Columbia: Patronizing Prostitution from a Minor / Bond: Unknown
Mentor Ahmeti, Mt. Juliet: Patronizing Prostituion from a Minor / Bond: $1,500
Avery Whitehead, Antioch: Patronizing Prostitution / Bond: None, issued citation
Click here to learn about the warning signs of human trafficking. Those who suspect someone may be a victim of human trafficking are asked to call the Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-855-55-TNHTH (86484).