Woodstock Police are warning the public to be cautious about online ads after two people were arrested in a human trafficking investigation in London.
LONDON - Woodstock Police are warning the public to be cautious about online ads after a human trafficking investigation in London.
Two people are facing charges after London Police started investigating an online ad promoting a "great opportunity" for students to make hundreds of dollars a day. London Police were contacted by a 28 year old who responded to the ad and ended up involved in sex work. Police are urging any other victims to contact investigators with the Human Trafficking Unit by calling 519-661-5670.
Brady Allan Decoursey (also known as Jamie), 28, and Anna-Lee Rose Giroux (also known as Carla or Pamela), 28, both of London, are jointly charged with the following Criminal Code of Canada offences:
-Trafficking in person by recruiting;
- Financial/material benefits trafficking a person over 18;
- Communicate with anyone for the purpose of obtaining for consideration the sexual services of a person; and
- Advertising another person’s sexual services.
Decoursey has been remanded in custody and Giroux is expected to appear for a bail hearing today. In a message on Social Media today, Woodstock Police asked the public to please be cautious of online ads as you could quickly become a victim of Human Trafficking! Human Trafficking is a transient crime - it often moves from city to city and our neighbours in London are just down the road from the Friendly City. If you have any information about these two individuals or human trafficking please contact police.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident or these individuals is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).