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Wellness check saves woman from human trafficking

Durham Police yesterday said a male is facing numerous charges following a human trafficking investigation at a hotel in Oshawa.

On Saturday, May 11, members of Central East Division responded to a check on wellbeing call at a hotel located in the area of Bloor Street West and Stevenson Road South.

There were concerns for a female who had been residing at the hotel for a short period. Police located the female in a room with a male. The male was taken into custody without incident for various domestic related charges. The victim did not sustain any physical injuries, said a police report.

Further investigation determined the suspect was trafficking the victim. The suspect was additionally charged with human trafficking related charges.

The man, age 35 from Toronto, was charged and held for a bail hearing. Name, photo and further details available 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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