Halton police make human trafficking arrest
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made an arrest in connection with a historical human trafficking investigation.
According to police, Mohamed Osmand Daoud, a 34-year-old from St. Catharines, has been charged with procuring – exercising control, direction, or influence over movements of a person, procuring – provide sexual services for consideration, trafficking in persons, receive material benefit – human trafficking, receive material benefit – purchasing offence, sexual assault with a weapon, assault with a weapon and assault (x2).
According to police, the survivor in this investigation was trafficked within the Halton Region and surrounding jurisdictions.
Police believe there may be additional victims and are asking anyone who has come into contact with Mohamed Osmand Daoud 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.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising