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Southern Ont. man charged with human trafficking in the north


A 25-year-old southern Ont. man is in North Bay police custody facing human trafficking charges.

On March 10 at approximately 2:00 a.m., members of the North Bay Police Service patrol section were called to a disturbance at a home in the city, police said in a news release Wednesday.

When officers arrived on scene, they were able to obtain information, which resulted in the arrest of a man accused of assault and mischief.

Police allege that as the investigation continued, they learned the suspect was involved in human trafficking.

The criminal investigation section took over and now, the Brantford area man is also charged with human trafficking offences.

Police said the accused cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim.

He is charged with:

  • Human trafficking
  • Material benefits from human trafficking
  • Material benefits from sexual services
  • Procuring sexual services
  • Advertising sexual services
  • Assault
  • Mischief
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

This investigation is ongoing.

The accused remains in custody after being remanded to his next bail hearing April 10. 

Anyone with information about this incident or anyone who believes they have been a victim of human trafficking is asked to contact the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 and ask to speak with Det. Const. Baronette.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

Human trafficking survivors

In an emergency, call 911.

A free, confidential hotline is available in more than 200 languages 24/7 at 1-833-900-1010.

"The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline is a great contact for anyone in need of resources and/or assistance pertaining to Human Trafficking,” police stated in a news release. Top Stories

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