Police in Burlington charge Toronto man with human trafficking

A Toronto man is facing human trafficking and other charges after police responded to an assault call at a motel in Burlington yesterday.
Sgt. Derek Mellor is a 14-year veteran of the service who was once the lead of Hamilton Police’s anti-human trafficking initiative dubbed “Project Rescue.” (Terry Asma/CBC)

A Toronto man is facing human trafficking and other charges after police responded to an assault call at a motel in Burlington yesterday.

Police say a female victim suffered minor injuries to her face and received treatment in hospital.

A 28-year-old man is charged with two counts of assault, human trafficking and procuring to become a prostitute.

He was held for a bail hearing Saturday in Hamilton.