PICKERING, Ont. – A total of six teens are facing charges in connection with an alleged human trafficking incident east of Toronto.
Durham regional police say they first arrested two teens in February after they allegedly coerced a 16-year-old girl into going to a Whitby, Ont. hotel in order to provide sexual services to a potential customer.
Police allege the girl was sexually assaulted at the hotel and reported the incident.
Police initially laid 10 charges against a 16-year-old girl from Pickering, Ont., and two charges against a 16-year-old Toronto boy.
On Thursday, police said they had charged four more 17-year-olds, three females and one male, with a total of 18 charges, including advertising another person’s sexual services and various child pornography offences.
Police are urging anyone with information about the investigation to come forward.