Two men arrested during human trafficking sting in Athens
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and the Athens Police Department arrested a man during an undercover human sex trafficking operation.
The TBI said arrested 34-year-old Edgar R. Gallegos and Armadi Imade, 38, each for one count of trafficking for a commercial sex act.
According to court documents, the men exchanged money for sexual acts with an undercover officer posing as a 15-year-old minor.
Gallegos was booked into the McMinn County Jail on Thursday on a $50,000 bond, and Imade was booked on Friday on a $125,000 bond.
The TBI said the investigation is ongoing and more people could be arrested and charged.