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Police Concerned There Could Be Additional Victims After 16-year-old Female Trafficked At An Oshawa Hotel

KAWARTHA LAKES-Durham Regional Police are concerned there could be more victims after A 15-year-old female and a 33-year-old male suspect were arrested in a human trafficking investigation.

Police say on November 18, 2021, Human Trafficking investigators began an investigation at an Oshawa hotel where a 16-year-old female was being trafficked for sexual services within the Greater Toronto Area. With the assistance of Waterloo Regional Police and Guelph Police Services, a 33-year-old male, and a 15-year-old female were arrested and they are facing numerous human-trafficking charges.

Nicholas Hill, age 33, of Hurontario Street in Mississauga, is charged with: Trafficking In Persons Under 18 Years by Exercising Control; Permit Person Under 18 Years of Age on Premise for Prohibited Sexual Activity x2; Material Benefit from Sexual Services Provided by Person Under 18 Years; Advertising Another Person’s Sexual Services; Procuring / Exercising Control Over Person Under 18and Financial/Material Benefit Trafficking Person Under 18.

A 15-year-old female of Toronto, was charged with: Trafficking in Persons Under 18 Years by Exercising Control; Advertising Another Person’s Sexual Services; Procuring / Exercising Control Over Person Under 18 and Financial/Material Benefit Trafficking Person Under 18 and Material Benefit from Sexual Services Provided by Person Under 18 Years

They were both held for a bail hearing.

Investigators want to ensure there are no additional victims. Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst.Brouwer of the Human Trafficking Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5698.

Anyone with information about human trafficking is urged to call 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5600 to speak with an investigator. If you’re not comfortable speaking with police, you can utilize www.stopht.com and select a resource you feel comfortable with.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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