Man, 25, charged in connection with sex trafficking investigation in Peel Region: police

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a sex trafficking investigation in Peel Region, police say.

In a press release, Peel Regional Police said in early May, officers were called to a Mississauga hotel after receiving report of a “violent assault.”

Police said officers determined a woman in her 20s was being trafficking in the sex trade by a suspect who “exercised control over aspects of the victim’s life and profited financially.”

According to police, on May 19, 25-year-old Christopher Canete from Brampton was arrested.

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He has been charged with several offences including assault causing bodily harm — strangulation, human trafficking, procuring and assault with a weapon.

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Officers said he was held for a bail hearing in Brampton on May 20.

Police said investigators believe there may be other victims in the Greater Toronto Area.

Anyone with information or who may be a victim is urged to contact police at 905-453-2121 ext. 3555.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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