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Suspect who trafficked underaged female released on undertaking

Durham Police yesterday said a male is in custody following a human trafficking investigation involving a 16-year-old female.

On February 23, members of the Human Trafficking Unit, with the assistance of the East Division Criminal Investigations Branch, conducted an investigation into an online advertisement for sexual services provided by a female believed to be underage.

The investigation confirmed the female was 16-years-old and staying at a residence in Brampton. The female was located and brought to a place of safety without incident, said police.

On Thursday, March 21, members of the Human Trafficking Unit attended the same residence in Brampton. The subject of the investigation was observed leaving the residence in his vehicle. Police initiated a traffic stop and took the male into custody without incident.

The suspect, age 34 from Brampton was charged and released on an undertaking. Name and further details available at

A support network for survivors of human trafficking has been established in the Region of Durham. These services can be accessed via

Victim Services of Durham Region is available for anyone that needs free, confidential support without judgement. Visit their website at

Anyone who has been victimized by the accused or has any information about this or similar incidents is asked to contact the Human Trafficking Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5600.

Editor’s Note: Durham Post does not name or identify the accused as:
1. Of this time, they are suspect[s] and not convicted by a court, and
2. Sometimes charges are amended or dropped.

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