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Quebec man, teen girl face human trafficking charges in Ottawa

Ottawa police say a teenage girl and a man from Gatineau, Que., are facing several human trafficking charges.
Ottawa police say a teenage girl and a man from Gatineau, Que., are facing several human trafficking charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Ottawa police say a teenage girl and a man from Gatineau, Que., are facing several human trafficking charges.

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They say a young female came forward two months ago with allegations police say were investigated and corroborated.

Police say a 27-year-old man has been charged with trafficking persons under 18 by exercising control, financial benefit from a person under 18 and advertising another person’s sexual services.

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The teen girl has been charged with trafficking persons under 18 by exercising control, trafficking persons under 18 by recruiting and financial benefit from a person under 18.

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Police say the accused appeared in court Thursday for a hearing.

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Investigators say they believe there may be more victims.

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