The Joint Waterloo-Guelph Human Trafficking team Arrested a 31-year-old Kitchener male

Joint project investigation

In September 2021, members of the Joint Waterloo-Guelph Human Trafficking Team initiated an investigation into alleged human trafficking, after the victim was referred to the team by a community member.

On October 3, 2021, as a result of the ongoing investigation, a 31-year-old Kitchener male was arrested and charged with: 

  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Two counts of Adult Material Benefit
  • Procuring
  • Administer Noxious Thing
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault- Threats to a Third Party
  • Utter Threats

The male was held for a bail hearing.

The victim has been provided with wrap around support services from Victim Services.

Anyone with information relating to this incident, or anyone with information concerning potential human trafficking victims, are encouraged to contact the Joint Waterloo-Guelph Human

Trafficking team at or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The Joint Waterloo-Guelph Human Trafficking team has been made possible by a grant from the Proceeds of Crime Front-Line Policing Grant through the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

Occ: #21-197421 (904)   

Media Inquiries:

Waterloo Regional Police Service
Public Information Unit
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8188 

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