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Quebec brothers face human trafficking charges after arrests in Ontario

HAMILTON — Two brothers from Quebec are facing charges in an alleged case of human trafficking in southern Ontario. Hamilton police say they began investigating after receiving a tip from the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline.

HAMILTON — Two brothers from Quebec are facing charges in an alleged case of human trafficking in southern Ontario.

Hamilton police say they began investigating after receiving a tip from the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline.

They say they went to a local Airbnb rental where they found two females being forced to work in the sex trade.

They provided no details about the victims' ages or hometowns, but say they have since been taken to safety.

Police say they arrested the two brothers, ages 21 and 22, and laid a total of eight charges between them.

They say they believe there are other victims and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published March 2, 2020

  

The Canadian Press