60-year-old Chatham-Kent man arrested and charged for human trafficking, police say

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A 60-year-old Chatham-Kent man has been charged with human trafficking along with a number of other criminal offences, according to police.

In September, police say they received a report alleging domestic abuse and human trafficking of a local woman. On Tuesday, police arrested a man in connection to that report.

The man faces several charges, eight of which are related to human trafficking. The charges include:

  • Sexual assault.

  • Two counts of assault.

  • Receiving material benefit resulting from trafficking of persons.

  • Derive material benefit.

  • Exercising control.

  • Procuring.

  • Advertising sexual services.

"The reality is that human trafficking is real and it is here in our community," Chatham-Kent police Chief Gary Conn said in a news release. "Human trafficking is a complex and hidden crime. It is also a human rights violation that results in serious and long-term trauma for survivors."

The man has since been released with a court date scheduled for Nov. 24.

The police news release said they encourage anyone who may have more information on this incident or been a victim of any sex trafficing to come forward.

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