Hu­man traf­fick­ing case leads to mul­ti­ple ar­rests

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

Po­lice say two peo­ple have been charged af­ter a girl from Durham Re­gion was al­legedly taken to mo­tels and ho­tels in Peter­bor­ough 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 man, who op­er­ates un­der the name “Shiloh,” be­friended the girl and in­tro­duced her to a 38-year-old Pick­er­ing 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 hu­mantraf­fick­ing-re­lated counts.

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