Tuesday, March 20, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

PROJECT RETURN

The Winnipeg Police Service's Counter Exploitation Unit, Missing Person's Unit, and East District Community Support officers, in partnership with outreach workers from the community in Winnipeg (StreetReach, Winnipeg Outreach Network, Resources Assistance for Youth (RAY), and the Bear Clan Patrol Inc.) initiated a joint project during the weekend of March 16-18, 2018, with the aim of protecting youth within our city who are at a high risk of being sexually exploited.

-  7 males arrested between ages of 40-60 for Purchasing
Sexual Services 
(CCC 286.1(1))

-  5 Vehicles seized under HTA offences (Prostitution)

-  72 Crime Prevention through Social Development (CPTSD) contacts were made to identify and assist those involved in the sex trade

-  42 persons were provided Harm Reduction kits/food and/or clothing during the CPTSD contacts

-  80 locations known to be frequented by high-risk missing youths checked

-  7 at risk youth were located with each transported to a place of safety
o   2 of these missing/high risk youths were arrested for an outstanding warrant and Failing to Comply with Sentence

Our commitment to issues surrounding our missing youth and those at risk of sexual exploitation in the community will continue.

 


For further information contact either:
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, 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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