Mississauga man extradited from Jamaica to face human trafficking charges: Peel Police

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Published November 15, 2021 at 8:00 am

Peel Police say they recently extradited a Mississauga man from Jamaica who is now facing numerous charges related to human trafficking actvitiy in the GTA and firearms offences.

According to a press release issued Monday (Nov. 15), 43-year-old Damian Campbell from Mississauga was returned to Canada from Jamaica over the weekend following a years-long investigation.

Campbell, who was linked to an investigation launched in November 2019 after several adult victims cames forward to reports being exploited in the sex trade over a span of three years, reportedly fled Canada for Jamaica before he could answer to charges related to human trafficking.

“In March 2021, investigators from the Vice Unit were able to locate the suspect in Jamaica and subsequently sought a Canada-wide arrest warrant,” Monday’s press release said.

“Investigators collaborated with authorities in Jamaica, and in September 2021, the suspect was arrested on the outstanding warrants.”

On Saturday, Campbell was returned to Canada and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Sunday.

He faces the following charges:

  • Trafficking in Persons x2
  • Receiving Benefit Resulting from Trafficking in Persons x2
  • Exercise Control x2
  • Material Benefit from Sexual Services x2
  • Advertising Sexual Services x2
  • Assault x3
  • Chokes, Suffocates or Strangles
  • Utter Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm x2
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized x2
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited/Restricted Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has Tampered x2

Investigators believe there may be more human trafficking victims and/or witnesses to these incidents, and are urging anyone with information to contact them at 905-453-2121, extension 3555.

Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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