Police began an investigation in June 2016, regarding a suspected pimp involved in human trafficking and other related offences.
On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 the accused was arrested in the Town of Oakville. Investigators believe there may be additional victims and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Charged is Courtney SALMON, 41, of Brampton with Trafficking in Persons, Sexual Assault x3, Material Benefit Resulting from Trafficking in Persons, Material Benefit from Sexual Services, Exercising Control, Procuring, Advertising Sexual Services.
The accused will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on October 19, 2016.
Members of the Drugs and Vice Unit are continuing their aggressive efforts in combating human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women and underage girls. In many cases, women and young girls involved in prostitution are forced into the sex trade through violence, threats of violence, coercion and trickery. York Regional Police considers these women and girls to be victims of crime and we are committed to investigating all incidents relating to human trafficking and providing assistance to victims. Investigators are willing to speak with anyone involved in the sex trade who may be looking for a way out or who may require assistance to escape these dangerous circumstances.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact the York Regional Police Drugs and Vice Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7817, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. – CINEWS