Durham cops bust human trafficking ring; two St. Catharines men charged

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Published July 29, 2022 at 10:44 am

The Durham Police Human Trafficking Unit, with assistance from Niagara Regional Police, has two men in custody after a months-long investigation into human trafficking.

The investigation began in February after officers learned of a woman who was being trafficked at an Oshawa hotel. On Wednesday, July 27 the two men – both from St. Catharines – were arrested and charged.

Louizidor Fenelon and Davontae Edwards, both 19, have been charged with material benefit from sexual services; procuring/exercise control; advertise sexual services; traffic in persons by recruiting/exercise control; and material benefit trafficking person over 18.

They were both held for bail hearings.

Anyone with information about human trafficking is urged to call 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5600 to speak with an investigator. If you’re not comfortable speaking with police, you can utilize www.stopht.com and select a resource you feel comfortable with.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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