7 fathers caught in human trafficking sting


WLKY Digital Team


Louisville Metro Police Department announced more details Monday about a human trafficking sting.


WLKY reported over the weekend that four men were arrested on human trafficking charges. Special Victims Unit Detective Kris Pedigo announced Monday that seven men in total were arrested -- all from Kentucky and Indiana.


The men taken into custody are Amos Brown, 49, of Hodgenville, Jeffrey Stutts, 36, of Eastview, Richard Tong, 47, of Louisville, Bradley Martin, 34,of Jeffersonville, Fabio Arguello, 47, of Louisville, Blake Jeffreys, 40, of Louisville, and Edward Phillips, 53, of Shepherdsville.


Pedigo said all are facing the same two charges: promoting human trafficking victim under 18 years of age and prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure minor/peace officer.


Some will face additional charges for other circumstances. For example, some had drugs.


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