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Niagara man convicted of human trafficking

Thursday, 06 February 2014 14:03

He controlled every aspect of her life and threatened to kill her family if she didn't sell her body to strangers.

Correll Slawter forced the 17-year-old girl to work as a prostitute for more than four months before Niagara Regional Police arrested him on a human trafficking charge.

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TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES Police are trying to determine if there's a network of human trafficking in the sex trade.

It wasn't a raid. It wasn't a shakedown.

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It’s known as “sex slavery” or “human trafficking” and it’s happening in Nova Scotia.

Police in Halifax said Tuesday they’ve interviewed eight women, aged 15-40, who were likely victims of human trafficking as part of a nationwide operation targeting traffickers in the trade.

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Days after her husband’s landmark human trafficking conviction, an emotional Nicole Huen broke her silence to respond to what she says was a hurtful and inaccurate depiction of her family by prosecutors.

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BC man convicted of human trafficking

Friday, 28 June 2013 02:45

A man accused of keeping a Filipino nanny in domestic servitude is the first person to be convicted of human trafficking in B.C.

A jury on Wednesday night found Franco Orr guilty of one count of human trafficking, one count of misrepresenting facts that could induce an error and one count of employing a foreign national illegally.

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Saudi princess 'enslaved' Kenyan

Saturday, 13 July 2013 11:41

A woman described as a Saudi princess has been arrested in California and accused of human trafficking.

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MANILA - A man who brought his family's Filipina nanny illegally to Canada and made her work 16 hours a day for about two years was found guilty of human trafficking by a British Columbia Supreme Court jury last week.

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A new initiative will try to determine the scope of human trafficking in Ottawa, and make recommendations on how to combat it.

Project imPACT (PACT — Persons Against the Crime of Trafficking in Humans) will spend the next two years studying the issue of human trafficking in Ottawa, and more specifically, the trafficking of young women for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

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An Ottawa agency fighting human trafficking is getting $200,000 from the federal government to find out where the city's most vulnerable neighbourhoods are.

For the next two years, Persons Against the Crime of Trafficking in Humans will be using the funds to canvas neighbourhoods and find out where girls and women are most likely to be caught up in the sex trade.

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Calgary police have charged three men in connection with human trafficking and prostitution.  

The three were picked up in the downtown area on May 30 following an investigation into the alleged trafficking of a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman.

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