Airdrie Alberta, Airdrie RCMP General Investigation Section and Crime Reduction Unit have laid Human trafficking charges after an investigation involving an Airdrie youth and an adult male. Through the course of the investigation, evidence revealed the missing youth had been a victim of human trafficking by a 25 year old male from Airdrie.
The male suspect has been remanded in custody and charged with the following offences:
- Living on the avails of prostitution of a person under eighteen, contrary to Section 212(2) of the criminal code;
- Assault contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code;
- Trafficking a person under eighteen for the purpose of exploiting or facilitating exploitation contrary to Section 279.011(1)(B) of the Criminal Code.
He is scheduled to make his next court appearance on August 4, 2015.
The RCMP will not be releasing the name of the accused in this case, in order to protect the interests of a witness under the age of eighteen years.