Altercation at local motel leads to human trafficking arrest
(Supplied by North Bay Police Service)
A man has been arrested in relation to Human Trafficking.
On Friday, North Bay Police Services responded to a disturbance at a motel on Lakeshore Drive. The investigation resulted in an arrest of a 26-year-old man from Ottawa who has been charged with:
- One count of Trafficking in Persons
- One count of Material Benefit Resulting from Trafficking in Persons
- One count of Assault
- One Count of Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
Police say the accused and an adult female had an argument inside the motel room that turned physical. After officers arrived, they discovered that the female was an escort with a working relationship to the accused.
The man was subsequently arrested and a quantity of Canadian currency was seized from the accused.
He remains in custody pending a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse.
Victims of human trafficking can be eligible to receive support from the Victim Quick Response Program. (VQRP+). Support can include residential treatment, basic necessities, counselling and safety devices. To apply for VQRP+ contact Victim Services of Nipissing District. Support and information on human trafficking is available through Victim Services of Nipissing District call 705-472-2649 or the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline 1-833-900-1010.