NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a multi-day human trafficking investigation has netted several arrests and identified two potential victims.

A two-day undercover operation was conducted in East Tennessee with TBI’s human trafficking unit, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and others.

Several men were arrested and are accused of seeking sex from minors. TBI agents said multiple decoy adds were placed on websites known to be linked to prostitution.

The operation netted nine arrests of men who were all booked into Anderson County Jail. Their names and charges are listed below.

Juan N. Gomez, 42, Knoxville: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act

Alex E. Hickey,55,,Jefferson City: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act (2 counts)

Darron C. Hickman, 53, Knoxville: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act, Possession of a Controlled Substance

Jose W. Salguero, 35, Maryville: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act (2 counts)

Michael J. Slover, 54, Oak Ridge: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act (2 counts), Sexual Battery

Jeremy R. Williams,35, Tellico Plains: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act (2 counts)

Joshua S. Wilson, 32, Oak Ridge: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act (2 counts)

Joshua D. Winningham, 26, Knoxville: Trafficking for a Commercial Sex Act (2 counts), Soliciting Sexual, Exploitation of a Minor (2 counts)

Michael J. Houck,54, of Concord, was charged with two counts of Patronizing Prostitution.

By Joseph Franklin

We blog about human trafficking and child porn cases. If you have any information on the situation please feel free to call the nation human trafficking hotline at 1-888-7888

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