Peel police make arrest in human trafficking investigation, say there may be further survivors
Published February 15, 2023 at 7:49 pm
An Orillia man already charged in connection with a Peel police-led nationwide human trafficking investigation has appeared in a Brampton court to face further criminal counts, including possession of child pornography.
Investigators with the special enforcement bureau vice unit of the Peel Regional Police also believe there might be more victims of prostitution offences and witnesses to this investigation. They are urging those who may have information to contact them (905-453-2121, ext. 3555; information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca).
Wednesday, Peel police related the latest alleged offences that James Munday of Orillia faces. The charges stem from what is described as
prostitution investigation by vice unit that spanned numerous provinces across Canada.
Munday is accused of the following, on top of charges that were laid in October:
- Assault (three counts)
- Uttering death threats (two counts)
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Sexual Assault
- Human Trafficking
Last July, the Peel vice unit investigators identified a young survivor and a male suspect. Police said that Munday and the young survivor were located in British Columbia in October. He was brought back to Ontario appear in Brampton court at that stage and was initially charged with the following:
- Exercise of control
- Advertising sexual services
- Breach of Undertaking