Friday, December 9, 2022

Accused human smuggling operation may have brought hundreds across border at Peace Arch

A years-long investigation by federal authorities has uncovered an elaborate “human smuggling network” that may have helped close to a thousand Chinese migrants cross the Canada-U.S. border via a public park just steps away from a busy B.C. port of entry, according to newly unsealed court documents. (Postmedia)

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)

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)

University student, 22, allegedly forced into sex trade at gunpoint

TORONTO - She was a bright university student who fell into the clutches of alleged monsters. Toronto Police say two men face human trafficking-related charges after the 22-year-old woman was allegedly drugged, beaten and forced at gunpoint to perform sex acts for money. (Toronto 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
  • 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)

    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)

    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)

    Leader of sex trafficking ring in Trinidad linked to Asian organized crime

    An Asian mafia con­nec­tion is fu­elling the mul­ti-mil­lion dol­lar world of sex slaves in Trinidad and To­ba­go, in­tel­li­gence sources close to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion have re­vealed to Guardian Me­dia. (St. Lucia News)

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