Montreal man facing human trafficking charges in relation to Hamilton motel incident


Published December 1, 2020 at 7:42 am

A Montreal man is facing several human trafficking charges related to an incident that took place at a Hamilton-area motel in September.

According to a press release issued Tuesday (Dec. 1) morning, Hamilton Police say that on Sunday, September 13, 2020, officers were called to a motel near the Hamilton-Burlington border to reports of a woman in distress.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located the woman who then told police she was being forced into prostitution.

Investigators were able to identify the man believed to responsible as 32-year-old Peter McShane from Montreal.

A warrant for McShane’s arrest was eventually granted and he was arrested in the Montreal area on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. His matter was addressed at the John Sopinka courthouse on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

McShane is facing several charges related to human trafficking offences.

As a result of continued investigation, detectives believe there are additional victims and witnesses who have yet to come forward.

Peter McShane is facing several human trafficking charges. Hamilton Police believe there could be more victims and are urging them to come forward. — Police handout

McShane faces the following charges:

  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Receive Material Benefit
  • Advertise Sexual Services
  • Forcible Confinement

If you are a victim or have information involving this investigation, please call Detective Constable Kudo Park at 905-540-6379 in the Human Trafficking Unit.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online.

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