Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Concerning new details discovered in a human trafficking operation out of Spring Hill. Drugs and a gun were among the items recovered in the sting that also put a local pastor in the spotlight. Matthew BrewerMatthew Brewer One of the 18 suspects arrested over the weekend is Matthew Brewer, a youth pastor and chaplain within the Tennessee National Guard, according to Spring Hill police.
A minister of students, the 47-year-old from Centerville arrested for solicitation of a minor was listed as the youth pastor on the Fairfield Baptist Church website.
"It's a big concern. This guy is dealing with our juveniles every day or every Sunday."
Lt. Whitwell says it's disheartening, as Brewer is also a military official.
"It's a blemish on our armed services. He's a trusted person within the community and he goes and betrays the trust of his community and here locally in Middle Tennessee."
Brewer is one of 18 men Whitwell says were intentionally seeking out sexual activity from a 16-year-old girl in Spring Hill. Lt. Whitwell says the ads were posted online on websites one would have to seek out. The suspects went to meet an underage teen at a local hotel, but instead an undercover officer was inside.
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