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Kitchener man arrested by human trafficking team

A second suspect also remains outstanding
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NEWS RELEASE
WATERLOO REGIONAL POLICE
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On June 7, 2021, members of The Joint Waterloo-Guelph Human Trafficking team arrested a 21-year-old Kitchener male as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged human trafficking.

A second male, also a 21-year-old Kitchener male, remains outstanding.

The investigation began in June 2021 after police received information that two males allegedly trafficked the victim throughout Canada.

As a result of the investigation, the male has been charged with:

  • Material Benefit
  • Procuring
  • Point Firearm
  • Careless Use of a Firearm

Both males are jointly charged with:

  • Human Trafficking
  • Advertise Sexual Services

The victim has been provided with a safety plan and community resources as part of the Human Trafficking Crisis Intervention program.

Anyone with information relating to this incident, or anyone with information concerning potential human trafficking victims, are encouraged to contact the Joint Waterloo-Guelph Human Trafficking team at intel.ht@wrps.on.ca or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The Joint Waterloo-Guelph Human Trafficking team has been made possible by a grant from the Proceeds of Crime Front-Line Policing Grant through the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

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