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Another Pimp Arrested In London

LONDON, ON (April 19, 2024) – Members of the London Police Service Human Trafficking Unit have laid charges in relation to an investigation in the south end of the city.

Yesterday, April 18, 2024, investigators were in the 600-block of Wellington Road when they located a vehicle bearing stolen licence plates in a south-end parking lot. Officers observed a male operating the suspect vehicle. A female exited the passenger side and entered a nearby hotel.

At approximately 1 p.m., the driver of the suspect vehicle was arrested.

The investigation revealed that the suspect male had advertised sexual services of a female, and was financially benefiting from those services.

As a result of the investigation, Brant Rhiel Blanchette, 54, of Manitoba, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Material benefit from sexual services;
  • Advertising another person’s sexual services; and
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.

The accused is expected to appear in London court on June 3, 2024, in relation to the charges.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously to London Middlesex Crime Stoppers.