Hu­man traf­fick­ing case leads to mul­ti­ple ar­rests

Cape Breton Post - - Canada -

PETER­BOR­OUGH, Ont. — Po­lice say two peo­ple have been charged af­ter a girl from Durham Re­gion was al­legedly taken to mo­tels and ho­tels in Peter­bor­ough, Ont., and var­i­ous Greater Toronto Area com­mu­ni­ties to per­form sex­ual acts for money. They say in­ves­ti­ga­tors with the Durham re­gional and Peter­bor­ough po­lice forces ar­rested two men last week as part of a hu­man traf­fick­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

It’s al­leged a 27-year-old Whitby, Ont., man, who op­er­ates un­der the name “Shiloh,” be­friended the girl and in­tro­duced her to a 38-year-old Pick­er­ing, Ont., man nick­named “Tur­tle/Un­cle,” and they con­vinced her to work in the sex trade. In­ves­ti­ga­tors al­lege the men posted an on­line ad­ver­tise­ment for the girl’s sex­ual ser­vices, ob­tained ho­tel rooms and ar­ranged for cus­tomers to at­tend. The two men face nu­mer­ous hu­man-traf­fick­ingre­lated counts.

Po­lice also al­lege “Tur­tle/ Un­cle” was in pos­ses­sion of cocaine and crack, which led to searches in Peter­bor­ough and Durham Re­gion and the ar­rests of three other peo­ple. A 28-year-old Toronto woman, and two Peter­bor­ough res­i­dents — a 55-yearold man and a 52-year-old woman — are fac­ing dru­gre­lated charges.

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