Brampton man charged with human trafficking, victims may be from Hamilton
Published May 19, 2022 at 8:26 am
Peel Police Investigators have arrested and charged a man in relation to sex-trafficking involving a youth.
In early May 2022, investigators from the Specialized Enforcement Bureau – Vice Unit went to a hotel in Mississauga where they found a girl being trafficked within the sex trade. They believe a person exercised control over aspects of her life and profited financially from it.
On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, investigators arrested Muhammad Shayan Haque, a 21-year-old man from Brampton, and charged him with the following offences:
- householder permitting prohibited sexual activity
- exercise control, direction, or influence
He was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton the same day he was arrested.
Investigators believe there may be additional victims, particularly in the Cambridge and Hamilton area, and are urging them to contact them at 905-453-2121, extension 3555.