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Ottawa Police lay charges in Human Trafficking Investigation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 11, 2012            12:30m

(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Section has charged two female young persons with multiple charges in relation to a Human Trafficking investigation.

Three separate incidents were identified in which three female victims ranging from 13 to 17 years of age were taken to a residence in the 2400 block of Walkley Road and subsequently driven to other locations for the purposes of prostitution.

The two accused females, both 15 years of age, were arrested on June 8 and June 9, 2012, and face multiple charges including Human Trafficking, Robbery, Procuring, Forcible Confinement, Sexual Assault, Assault, Uttering Threats and Abduction.

Police are still looking for a third female suspect, age 17.

The names of the accused cannot be released due to provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.

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Staff Sergeant John McGetrick

Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5757

Ottawa Police Service/Service de police d'Ottawa