4 arrested in Sumner Co. after multi-agency operation targeting human trafficking
Gallatin Police and several other agencies conducted a two-day undercover operation this week using decoy advertisements for sex.
GALLATIN, Tenn. (WSMV) - Four people were arrested after a multi-agency operation targeting human sex trafficking, the Gallatin Police Department and Sumner County Sheriff’s Office announced on Tuesday.
A two-day undercover operation began on Feb. 16 to address human trafficking in Sumner County. Several decoy advertisements were placed on websites known to be linked to commercial sex acts and prostitution. The primary operational goal was to identify individuals seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with minors.
Four people were arrested for seeking illicit sex. One of the men is charged with seeking illicit sex with minors.
The arrests include:
- Daniel Barillas, La Vergne, charged with trafficking for a commercial sex act and patronizing prostitution with a minor. Bond was set at $65,000 with a court date scheduled for March 15.
- Jason Holbert, Charleston, West Virginia, charged with patronizing prostitution. Bond was set at $5,000 with a court date set for March 15.
- Jahir Hussain Mohamed-Ali, Franklin, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution. Bond was set at $2,000 with a court date set for March 15.
- Michael Osheroff, Nashville, charted with three counts of patronizing prostitution. Bond was set at $3,000 with a court date set for March 15.
According to the release, the investigations into the men arrested and others who haven’t been identified continue.
“These law enforcement agencies will continue to combat Human Trafficking and seek to prosecute anyone who engages in illicit sex acts with trafficked individuals and minors,” Gallatin Police and Sumner County Sheriff’s Office said in a joint statement.
TBI’s Human Trafficking Unit, Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, Gallatin Police Department, 18th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations, Ancora TN and the Tennessee Department of Children Services were all involved in the operation.
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