Metro Police's Hermitage Precinct and Specialized Investigations Division detectives charged 17 men with patronizing prostitution Tuesday and Wedenesday after the defendants allegedly agreed to pay a female undercover officer for sex.
The undercover officer was propositioned as she walked on Murfreesboro Pike between Plus Park Boulevard and Wilhagan Road, police said.
Those charged are identified as:
Alberto Barron, 28, of Nashville
Ricky Ward, 50, of Lebanon
Kaleb Waller, 20, of Nashville
L. Christopher Sander, 20, of Smyrna
Abdifatah B. Jama, 22, of Nashville
Joseph Boyd, 61, of Nashville
W. Michael Griffin, 62, of Brentwood
Miguel Rodriguez, 27, of Antioch
David Manning, 49, of Nashville
Mitchell Frederick, 51, of Nolensville
Magdy Mady, 43, of Nashville
Larry Wurth, 30, of Hermitage
Walter Word, 36, of Lebanon
Brian Costigan, 46, of Franklin
Lane Edwards, 45, of Nashville
Larry Kinsey, 31, of Nashville
Luis Viciconti, 38, of Mt. Juliet
Photos of the suspects are available on the Metro Police Website.