June 3, 2014 2:11 pm

Calgary police lay charges in human trafficking investigation

File photo of young woman working in the sex trade in Canada.

Global News

CALGARY – Police have laid charges against three people after a local sex trade worker came forward to report being physically and sexually assaulted.

The victim, a 37-year-old woman, told police her pimp had forced her to have sex with him, as well as other clients, between August and October of 2013.

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Police arrested 26-year-old Daniel Erhabor in March. He has been charged with several offences, including human trafficking, receiving material benefits from trafficking a person, two counts of choking, three counts of sexual assault, living on the avails of prostitution, assault causing bodily harm and assault.

Further investigation revealed allegations that the same victim was also forced to work for two other people between June and August of 2013.

Police arrested 30-year-old Ricardo Joseph and 25-year-old Cynthia Kindoko, charging both with several offences, including human trafficking, receiving material benefits from trafficking in a person, living on the avails of prostitution, assault, and aiding, abetting or compelling a person into prostitution.

Joseph and Kindoko have been remanded in custody. They are scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, June 17th.

Erhabor has been released on bail, and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, June 13th.

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