Brantford Police Services has issued the following Media Release in relation to Human Trafficking in Brant.
Two young woman aged 14 and 16 were removed from the control of their traffickers
On the early morning hours of Monday March 12, 2018, Community Patrol Officers attended a Motel on Colborne Street and spoke with two females. The officers identified the two young women as victims of Human Trafficking, being forced into the sex trade. An investigation, including officers from the BPS Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA) and BPS Major Crime Units began.
Investigation revealed that the two Hamilton women were being recruited and controlled to provide sexual services. The accused advertised sexual services to be performed by the two young victims. When cash was received in exchange for sexual services the accused took the money.
As a result of this investigation two accused were arrested without incident at the motel for human trafficking related offences.
ALEMU, Same Tedros, 20 yrs of Toronto is charged with the following offences;
CLARKE, Deja Denique, 18 yrs of Brantford is charged with the following
Both accused were held in custody for a bail hearing. Anyone with information regarding this investigation or if you are a victim or believe you may know of a victim please contact Detective John Allan of the Brantford Police Service CASA Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2264.
The Brantford Police Service takes the safety and well-being of vulnerable persons, particularly young women very seriously. The victims in this modern form of slavery are mostly young woman. Victims are being lured and groomed into false hopes by traffickers. These women are isolated by forms of psychological intimidation, threats of violence and violence. ~ Cst Natalie Laing