Woman, 22, charged after girl, 15, rescued from sex trade at Burlington, Ont., hotel
Canadian Press, January 24, 2014
BURLINGTON, Ont. — An investigation into sex trade workers operating from hotels led police to a teenage girl they allege was forced into prostitution in Burlington, Ont.
Halton regional police say they rescued the 15-year-old victim and laid human trafficking charges against a 22-year-old woman.
Police say they were taking part in a national human trafficking awareness initiative this week when they identified and met with more than 20 sex workers operating in hotels in Halton Region, west of Toronto.
During one of those meetings, police say investigators found the teen, who they allege was being exploited and forced to work in the sex industry at the Burlington hotel.
Amie McIntyre of Angus, Ont., is charged with trafficking a
person under 18, procuring a person to become a prostitute,
controlling a person to engage in prostitution and living off the
avails of a person under 18.
McIntyre has been remanded into custody until a court appearance scheduled for Jan. 27.