Halton police said Thursday (Nov. 7) that they have charged a Pickering man with offences related to human trafficking that took place in the GTA and beyond.
In October 2019, members of the Human Trafficking Unit began an investigation into Jumanne Salmon, 36, of Pickering, who is alleged to have been involved in human trafficking.
Salmon is alleged to have forced, exploited and transported a woman from hotel to hotel to work in the sex trade across several jurisdictions including Burlington, Mississauga, Brampton, and Kitchener.
The offences are alleged to have occurred between the years 2012 to 2017.
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At the time of the investigation, investigators learned that Salmon was already in custody at the Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre for an unrelated matter.
As such, the Halton Regional Police Service obtained a Judge’s Order to have Salmon brought to the Ontario Court of Justice in Milton in order to answer to the following charges:
- Trafficking in Persons
- Receive Material Benefit from trafficking in persons
- Exercise Control over a prostitute
- Living off the avails of prostitution
- Procuring – Exercise control, direction or influence
- Receive a material benefit from sexual services
- Uttering threats to cause death
Anyone with questions or information about these events is asked to contact Det. Dan Ciardullo of the Human Trafficking Unit at 905 825-4747 ext. 4973.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.