Oakville man charged with multiple human trafficking offences

Published April 6, 2021 at 11:41 am

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made an arrest in connection with a human trafficking investigation.

Police say the survivor in this investigation was trafficked over the past year within the Halton region.

According to police, on March 30, 2021, Loic Simeu, a 29-year-old from Oakville was arrested and has been charged with procuring, trafficking in persons, receive material benefit – human trafficking, receive material benefit – sexual services, withholding or destroying identity documents, forcible confinement, sexual assault, assault, fail to comply release order X2 and theft under $5000.

Police say Simeu was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police believe there may be additional victims in regards to this investigation and are asking anyone who has come into contact with Simeu or has information to contact the Human Trafficking Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 5331.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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