Early Saturday morning, Knoxville Police Department Squad Officers conducted a reverse prostitution sting along central venue.
During the overnight sting, a female officer in plainclothes was approached by males and offered money or drugs in exhange for sex.
A total of six males were arrested during the operation and charged with one count each of patronizing prostitution.
Those men were 29-year-old Abdulyaee Karma, 48-year-old Michael White, 48-year-old David Dowd, 50-year-old Charles Fondren, 23-year-old Maurice Hurd, and 39-year-old George Wilson.
Karma, White, Dowd, Fondren, and Hurd are all of Knoxville. Wilson is from Clinton, Tennessee.