Saturday, December 17, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016
   
   


   
Trafficking in Persons Arrest - C16-262859
On December 16, 2016, members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a hotel located in the downtown area, regarding a check the well-being incident involving a 23 year old female.
   
It was reported that the female was being held against her will and forced to work as an escort at various Winnipeg hotels. She had been driven to Winnipeg from Montreal on December 4, 2016 for this sole purpose and threatened if she failed to comply.
   
Attending officers located and took the female into care. The male suspect was taken into custody and arrested. Members of the Winnipeg Police Service Counter Exploitation Unit were notified and continued to investigate.
   
A 19 year old female was also identified and claimed to be the male's girlfriend.
   
Garlin Voyant CANDY, 23 years of Quebec was arrested and charged with the following due to his alleged involvement:
   
Trafficking in Persons
Advertising Sexual Services
Assault with a Weapon
   
CANDY was remanded into custody.
   
   

 

For further information contact either:
 Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
 Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
 Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

 
 Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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