Canada: Girls arrested for human trafficking

Two 15-year-old girls have been arrested for human trafficking in Ottawa. Photo / Thinkstock
Two 15-year-old girls have been arrested for human trafficking in Ottawa. Photo / Thinkstock

Two 15-year-old girls have been arrested for human trafficking in Ottawa and another 17-year-old girl is being sought for her alleged role in forcing teens into prostitution, police say.

"It's shocking," police spokesman Staff Sergeant John McGetrick said of the pimping case.

Ottawa police said they found three female victims, aged 13 to 17 years, who had been lured to a residence in a middle class neighbourhood of the city, abducted and delivered up to adult clients.

The two accused girls, both 15, face multiple charges including human trafficking, robbery, procuring, forcible confinement, sexual assault, assault, uttering threats and abduction.

Police are continuing to look for a third suspect, a 17-year-old girl.

The names of those arrested cannot be released under Canadian law.

- AFP

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