Brampton man charged with child pornography and human trafficking after year-long investigation

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Published November 5, 2021 at 8:44 pm

At least five people have been charged in a human trafficking investigation, including 29-year-old Jordan Hakwe of Cambridge. Photo courtesy of the London Police Service

A Brampton man is facing child pornography and human trafficking charges, and police in Peel are concerned there may be more victims.

In June 2020, the London Police Service (LPS) began investigating the alleged trafficking of an 18-year-old female. Police say the teen had been sold into the sex trade by a man she met when she was just 16 years old.

A month later, a warrant was issued for Jordan Hawke, a 28-year-old man from Cambridge, who had been charged with nine trafficking and assault charges.

Over more than a year, police in London, Waterloo, Sudbury, Guelph and the Ontario Provincial Police arrested and charged at least five people with offences related to the alleged trafficking.

The Peel Regional Police and LPS believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone with information about this case to come forward.

Police said an additional 34 charges were laid in the case on Friday, including 10 against a man from Brampton.

Rashane Robinson, 29, of Brampton, has been charged with:

  • Trafficking in persons under 18 years by exercising control.
  • Trafficking in persons by recruiting.
  • Material benefit from sexual services provided by a person under 18.
  • Material benefit from sexual services provided by a person.
  • Financial/ material benefit/ trafficking a person under 18.
  • Financial/ material benefit/ trafficking a person.
  • Obtaining sexual services for consideration from a person.
  • Obtaining sexual services for consideration from a person under 18 years.
  • Advertising another person’s sexual services.
  • Print/publish/possess to publish child pornography.

Jordan Hawke, 29, of Cambridge, has been charged with over a dozen offences including:

  • Trafficking of a person under the age of 18 years.
  • Financial/material benefit/trafficking person under 18.
  • Withholding or destroying documents in relation to trafficking persons under 18 years of age.
  • Withholding or destroying documents in relation to trafficking in persons.
  • Material benefit from sexual services.
  • Obtaining sexual services for consideration from person under 18 years.
  • Print/publish/possess to publish child pornography.
  • Two counts of sexual assault.
  • Assault.
  • Laundering proceeds of Canadian Crime.

Shelley Hawke, 53, of Cambridge, has been charged with:

  • Trafficking of a person under the age of 18 years.
  • Trafficking in persons by recruiting.
  • Financial/material benefit/trafficking person under 18.
  • Financial/material benefit/trafficking person over 18.
  • Material benefit from sexual services provided by person under 18 years.
  • Material benefit from sexual services.

Joel Joshua Ramocan, 28, of no fixed address, has been charged with:

  • Trafficking in persons by exercising control.
  • Financial/material benefit/trafficking a person over 18.
  • Material Benefit from sexual services.
  • Procuring/exercising control.

Chantal Willocks, 20, of Cambridge, has been charged with:

  • Trafficking in persons by exercising control.
  • Financial/ material benefit/ trafficking a person over 18.
  • Possession of property obtained by crime.

Police say Jordan Hawke has used multiple aliases while engaging in conversations online, including the names “Arnold, Kenneth or Kenny.”

Jordan Hawke remains in custody, while Shelley Hawke has been released is scheduled to appear in London court on Jan. 4.

Robinson has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in London court on January 13.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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