A 25-year-old Ottawa man first charged with human trafficking-related offences last fall involving one complainant now faces further charges in connection with a second.
The human trafficking unit launched an investigation in early October into incidents that were alleged to have happened between 2019 and 2020, Ottawa police said in a release issued Thursday.
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A complainant came forward and disclosed information that “was corroborated through a number of investigative means,” police said.
In late October, investigators laid a string of charges against the man, who was alleged to have recruited and exercised control over the adult victim, advertised their sexual services and profited from them.
The charges also included assault, both with a weapon and causing bodily harm, harassment, and possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000.
The investigation led the unit to a second person, police said, and further charges were laid Jan. 25 in incidents that are alleged to have happened between 2015 and 2017.
Along with further human trafficking-related charges, he faces new charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, harassment and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.
The man is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 12.
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