Saturday, April 13, 2024

Illegal Ottawa spa busted, man charged with human trafficking

OTTAWA - An unlicensed “touch therapy” spa in downtown Ottawa has been closed and a man arrested for human trafficking at the end of a lengthy investigation by the Ottawa Police Service Human Trafficking Unit. (Ottawa Citizen)

Pistol-packing pimp promised riches, used violence to turn teens into escorts

TORONTO - A violent human trafficker admitted he preyed on and exploited teenage girls, using promises of luxury cars and violence to get them to work as escorts. (Toronto Sun)

Nxivm: Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman pleads guilty in ‘sex cult’ case

NEW YORK - An heiress pleaded guilty on Friday in a sensational case accusing a cult-like upstate New York group of creating a secret harem of sex slaves for the group’s self-anointed spiritual leader. (The Province/AP)

‘Please let me out:” former Nxivm testifies about being held in a room for two years

NEW YORK - For two years, she said she was kept in a single room with blacked-out windows. She had only one set of clothes, which she wore for weeks at a time without washing. And she barely had any contact with the outside world. (CNN)

Sarah Lawrence college parent accused of sex trafficking and abusing students

Lawrence V. Ray showed up at his daughter’s elite college, in a New York City suburb, in late 2010, shortly after being released from prison, and moved into her dormitory. Soon, he started doing “therapy sessions” with her roommates, convincing them he could help with their problems. (New York Times)

Edmonton couple in their 50s charged with human trafficking, including girls, for sex trade

A couple in their 50s have been charged with human trafficking after girls and women were procured for sex in the Edmonton area, says the province’s police team. (Edmonton Sun)

Police across Ontario arrest 15 in human trafficking probe

North Bay police joined 45 other police services across Ontario to crack a huge case of human trafficking, say the OPP in a news release today. The Greater Sudbury Police Service was also involved. (The Bay Today)
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  • Province-wide blitz leads to 45 charges against 15 people including human trafficking
  • Veteran detective says Epstein sex and death probes ‘stink’

    Hidden between the cracks in the floor, tucked away in crannies and lurking just around the corner, ticking time bombs await investigators piecing together the Jeffrey Epstein dossier. (Toronto Sun)

    Murder probe launched after 39 bodies found in truck

    LONDON - UK police have launched a murder investigation after 39 people were found dead in a truck container at an industrial park in Essex, 30 kilometers east of London. One of the victims was in their teens. (CNN)

    Canadian fashion mogul accused of rape, sex trafficking in class action lawsuit

    In a press release on the lawsuit released Thursday, the women state that “Nygard lured and enticed young, impressionable, and often impoverished children and women with cash payments and false promises of lucrative modelling opportunities in order to assault, rape, and sodomize them. When the victims were not swayed by promises, many were drugged to force compliance with Nygard’s sexual desires.” (National Post)

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