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Bowling Green man among 17 arrested in undercover sex trafficking operation

17 Men Charged in Undercover Sex Trafficking Operation
17 Men Charged in Undercover Sex Trafficking Operation(AP)
Published: Jun. 26, 2021 at 11:23 AM EDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - 17 men have been arrested after Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Human Trafficking detectives say they responded to an online internet ad.

MNPD Human Trafficking detectives, with the assistance of the TBI and Homeland Security Investigations made the arrests during a two day operation. Police say the men agreed to pay for sex with an undercover officer who presented herself as being 16-years-old.

The following men are each charged with trafficking for a commercial sex act: Thursday · Barry Gardner, 35, of Nashville (also charged with cocaine and gun possession); · Dwayne Small Jr., 23, of Nashville; · Jack Davenport, 24, of Nashville; · Jaykumar Patel, 21, of Murfreesboro; · Sourabh Verma, 37, of Franklin; · Michael Corsaro, 46, of Hendersonville; · Fredy Padilla, 36, of Nashville; · Byombe Issa, 30, of Bowling Green, KY; · Abraham Sanchez, 30, of Clarksville.

Friday

· Chhatra Bhujel, 35, of Nashville; · Terrance Green, 41, of Smyrna, TN; · Robert Ambrose, 63, of Bon Aqua, TN; · Shontez Brown, 45, of Notasulga, AL; · Joshua Haines, 26, of Dowelltown, TN; · Rex Payton, 49, of Lebanon, TN; · Eleazar Ramirez, 35, of Smyrna, TN; · Adolpho Ramirez, 38, of Crossville, TN. According to police, the men arrived to a Nashville Hotel in response to the online internet ad. Police say they were each arrested after entering a hotel room and exchanging money for sex.

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