MNPD: 15 men charged in undercover sex trafficking investigation

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Posted at 2:04 PM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 15:28:10-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Metro police said 15 men have been charged in connection with an undercover sex trafficking investigation in Nashville.

Police said the two-day operation was conducted by MNPD Human Trafficking detectives, along with the TBI and Homeland Security Investigations.

According to police, the men responded to a Nashville hotel in response to internet ads posted by undercover officers who posed as 16-year-old girls.

The following suspects have been charged with trafficking for a commercial sex act:

  •  Charence Smith, 49, of Clarksville
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Charence Smith

  • Arthur Burnett, 51, of Clarksville
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Arthur Burnett

  • Kendall Kendrick, 28, of Nashville
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Kendall Kendrick

  • Jumapili Lumumba, 29, of Nashville
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Jumapili Lumumba

  • Gabriel Soto Adame, 33, of Nashville
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Gabriel Soto Adame

  • Aroldo Garcia, 25, of Nashville
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Aroldo Garcia

  • Marqueze Parrish, 20, of Nashville
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Marqueze Parrish

  • William Moore, 55, of Nashville
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William Moore

  • Antwan Davis, 21, of Nashville
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Antwan Davis

  • Uchenna Ugwu, 37, of Nashville
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Uchenna Ugwu

  • Minor Gabriel Perez, 22, of Lebanon
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Minor Gabriel Perez

  • James White, 57, of Greenbrier
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James White

  • Alex Patel, 20, of Nashville
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Alex Patel

  • Luis Antonio Lopez, 45, of Nashville
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Luis Antonio Lopez

  • Johnny Ardon Gozales, 38, of Sevierville
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Johnny Ardon Gozales