Mississauga man faces human trafficking charges

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Published October 20, 2021 at 6:15 pm

A Mississauga man faces a string of human trafficking charges, after a month-long investigation by the Peel police.

The Peel Regional Police says their specialized enforcement bureau, vice and human trafficking unit, opened an investigation last month into allegations that an 18-year-old woman had been being trafficked within the sex trade. The suspect was believed to have exercised control over aspects of the victim’s life and profited financially from it between August 2017 and March 2019.

Ross Henderson, 59, of Mississauga, was arrested on Monday (Oct. 18). He faces the following offences:

  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Receiving Benefit Resulting from Trafficking in Persons
  • Material Benefit from Sexual Services
  • Exercise Control
  • Sexual Assault
  • Assault

Henderson was held for a bail hearing and appeared in court on Tuesday in answer to the charges.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims.

Witnesses, or anyone with information on this incident, are also asked to contact investigators at 905-453-2121, ext. 3555 or anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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