This is the second trafficking bust in the Nashville Metro area in under three weeks.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) agents said 18 men have been arrested in a human trafficking operation in Middle Tennessee last week.
The two-day operation in Spring Hill yielded 18 men with various charges linked to a fake online sex ad.
Investigators said the undercover operation started June 8 and focused on addressing human trafficking in Middle Tennessee. Authorities placed several decoy advertisements on websites known to be linked to prostitution and commercial sex cases.
Investigators were hoping to identify and recover possible victims of sex trafficking and sought to identify those seeking sexual acts with minors.