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Human Trafficker Facing Numerous Charges

(PALMERSTON, ON) – On July 10, 2023 the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in Palmerston. At that time officers entered into an intimate partner violence investigation as well as a human trafficking investigation.

On November 2, 2023 an individual was arrested, and as a result of the investigation, a 52 year old of Scarborough has been charged with the following Criminal Code Offences:

·        Trafficking in Person(s)

·        Receive Material Benefit for Trafficking Person

·        Receive Financial or Material Benefit from Commission of the Purchasing Offence

·        Procuring a Person to Provide Sexual Services

·        Procuring a Person to Provide Sexual Services by Exercising Control

·        Advertise Sexual Services for Consideration

·        Assault Cause Bodily Harm – Choke, Suffocate or Strangle (two counts)

·        Sexual Assault

·        Forcible Confinement

·        Assault – Spousal

Victims of sexual assault and intimate partner violence are not alone. If you, or someone you know, needs support, there are local resources listed below that are available to help:

·        Victim Services Wellington: 519-824-1212

·        Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Care and Treatment Centre: 519-837-6440

·        Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis: 519-836-1110 or 1-800-265-7233

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