Human Trafficking Charges Laid

Monday August 31st, 2020

Posted at 2:01pm

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A London man is facing charges after a human trafficking investigation.
Police say on Sunday, August 30th, 2020, at approximately 10am they were called to the 2500 block of Ouellette Avenue for a report of a female believed to be a victim of human trafficking.
Investigation revealed that a number of human trafficking related offences were believed to have occurred. A male suspect was subsequently identified and arrested without incident at a local hotel.
Through investigation, it is believed the victim was also trafficked in other parts of Ontario as is common with criminal activity related to human trafficking.
The adult female victim was transported to hospital for medical assessment and connected with community partners to assist with recovery.
Audley Crooks, a 37 year old male from London, is charged with two counts of sexual assault, uttering threats, two counts of trafficking a person by exercising control, two counts of material benefit resulting from human trafficking and advertise another person’s sexual services.

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