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Vaughan woman arrested for human trafficking after fleeing Cambridge hotel

A 22-year-old woman was arrested at Toronto's Pearson International Airport

Waterloo Regional Police have charged a Vaughn female with eight human trafficking-related offences.

On April 20, 2022, members of the Joint Waterloo-Guelph Human Trafficking Team, with assistance from the Canada Border Services Agency, arrested a 22-year-old female at Toronto Pearson International Airport as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged human trafficking. A search warrant was subsequently completed at the accused’s residence in Vaughan.

The investigation began on April 7, 2022, after police received a call for assistance from a female victim in Brantford who had fled a Cambridge hotel a day earlier.

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

  • Trafficking in person
  • Material benefit
  • Procuring
  • Advertising sexual service
  • Breaking and entering with intent
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Possess stolen property under $5,000
  • Defamatory libel

The victim has been provided with wrap-around support services from Victim Services.

Anyone with information relating to this incident, or anyone with information concerning potential human trafficking victims, is encouraged to contact the Joint Waterloo-Guelph Human Trafficking Team by email 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.