Thursday, October 22, 2020

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
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    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    Woman locked in dungeon: NY man ran prostitution ring from parents basement

    NEW YORK - A Long Island man ran a prostitution ring out of his elderly parents’ sprawling suburban home, enticing women with drugs and locking them in a basement where he forced them to use a bucket instead of a bathroom, prosecutors said Thursday. (The Province)

    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)

    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)

    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)

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