According to the arrest affidavit, detectives were alerted to a motel in Nashville where juveniles were possibly being trafficked on Friday, July 22. Agents made contact through an online ad and the juvenile agreed to meet for oral sex.
24-year-old Monasana Ash was observed leaving the room prior to the deal being made and fleeing the scene in a truck. Detectives found and secured a 17-year-old at the arranged room.
Another juvenile, a 16-year-old, was found in another room paid for by Ash in cash. Detectives learned that Ash organized the advertisements for both juveniles online.
Ash was booked on August 3 and faces at least two charges of trafficking for a commercial sex act and money laundering.