Quebec man charged in human trafficking investigation in North Bay
A 25-year-old Quebec man is facing 26 new charges related to a human trafficking investigation in North Bay dating to November 2019. (File)
SUDBURY -- A 25-year-old Quebec man is facing 26 new charges related to a human trafficking investigation in North Bay dating to November 2019.
He was arrested June 10 by Ottawa police and returned to North Bay, where police had a warrant out for his arrest.
"He remains in custody facing an additional 26 criminal charges in addition to the original eight criminal charges," police said in a news release.
The new charges include sexual assault, five counts of human trafficking and benefiting from human trafficking, drug trafficking, advertising sexual services, assault, breaching court orders and making threats.
"The continued investigation involved the identification of an additional female victim," police said in a news release.
The Quebec man will next appear in a North Bay Courtroom in September.
The lead investigator, Det. Const. Wall of the North Bay Police, believes there are additional victims involved in the investigation, police said.
Anyone with information that may help is asked to call the North Bay Police Service at 1-705-497-5555 and select option 9 to speak to a police officer.