Brampton basketball coach tried to recruit youth into prostitution
Published December 7, 2022 at 1:33 pm
A basketball coach from Brampton has been charged for allegedly trying to recruit a youth into becoming a sex worker.
Back in July, Peel Regional Police say detectives from the Vice Unit began investigating allegations that a 33-year-old attempted to recruit an underage victim to work in the sex trade for him.
On Monday (Dec. 5), Nathaniel Peters, 33, of Brampton was arrested and charged with procuring a person under the age of 18 years old.
The accused was held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice on Tuesday. None of the allegations have been proven in court.
Police say Peters coached high school-aged females across the Region of Peel for the last ten years, and investigators believe there may be additional victims.
Anyone with information on Peters or this investigation is asked to contact police at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3555. You can also leave tips anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.