Brampton man charged in human trafficking investigation
Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Human Trafficking and Vice Unit have laid charges in relation to a human trafficking investigation in Mississauga.
In March 2020, an investigation began regarding a 26-year-old female victim who had been exploited in the sex trade at a Mississauga hotel, according to police.
Police say the accused parties advertised the victim on an online escort website and they exercised control over aspects of the victim's life, profiting as a result.
On Friday, May 22, 2020, Roshane Johnson, a 28-year-old man from Brampton was arrested and charged with numerous offences including Trafficking in Persons, Receiving Benefit Resulting from Trafficking in Persons, Exercising Control Over a Sex Trade Worker, Deriving Benefit from Sexual Services, Advertise Sexual Services, Assault and Theft Under $5,000.
On Friday, June 4, 2020, Chelsea Virgin, a 30-year-old woman from Golden Lake was arrested and charged for numerous offences including Trafficking in Persons, Exercising Control Over a Sex Trade Worker, Advertise Sexual Services, Breach Probation and Breach Release Order.
Anyone with information in relation to this investigation is urged to contact the Specialized Enforcement Bureau - Human Trafficking and Vice Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3555.
Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.
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