Two Men Charged for Human Trafficking in Oakville

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Two Men Charged for Human Trafficking in Oakville
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Chantal Corner

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Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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The Halton Regional Police Service has laid human trafficking charges against two males from Mississauga.

On January 28th 2014, uniform officers were called to a hotel in the Town of Oakville in regards to a theft occurrence.

Further investigation at the scene led officers to believe that a female occupant was being exploited for the purpose of human trafficking.

Officers from the Human Trafficking and Vice Unit attended and subsequently arrested and charged two males.
Jahmar Gayle (21 years of age) of Mississauga is charged with the following offences:
• Trafficking in Persons
• Procuring a person to become a prostitute
• Theft under $5000
• Breach of Recognizance
• Breach of Probation
• Obstructing a Peace Officer

Michael Poku (24 years of age) of Mississauga is charged with the following offences:
• Trafficking in Persons
• Procuring a person to become a prostitute
• Obstructing a Peace Officer.

GAYLE and POKU were held for a bail hearing.

The Halton Regional Police Service are informing workers in the sex trade industry that Police Services and local organizations such as “Walk with Me” (www.walk-with-me.org) and Chrysalis (www.chrysalisnetwork.org) exist to provide first response care and support to victims of human trafficking.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

Contact: D/Constable Martin Dick – Human Trafficking and Vice Unit – 905 208-0959

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