FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Franklin police and vice detectives charged three men in a reverse prostitution sting.
Authorities say they used a website frequently visited by johns and prostitutes and arranged to meet the suspects who wanted to pay for sex.
A press release states each arrived at an undisclosed hotel where, unbeknownst to them, they offered a police informant cash for sex.
All three were charged with patronizing prostitution. One was also charged with physically assaulting the police informant.
- Norman Leeper of Nashville – Patronizing Prostitution and Simple Assault
- Surendra Kumar of Brentwood – Patronizing Prostitution
- Charles Griffeth of Goodlettsville – Patronizing Prostitution
Franklin police say prostitution is not a victimless crime and is often connected to other serious offenses.