Kitchener-Waterloo

Teen arrested at Kitchener motel faces human trafficking, child porn charges

An 18-year-old man faces numerous charges including human trafficking and distributing child pornography after a police investigation in Kitchener.

Man arrested Tuesday by Waterloo Regional Police Service

Police arrested an 18-year-old man on Tuesday at a Kitchener motel as part of a human trafficking investigation. (Kate Bueckert/CBC)

An 18-year-old man faces numerous charges after being arrested as part of a human trafficking investigation, the Waterloo Regional Police Service says.

Officers with the service's special victims human trafficking unit received information about a young female being trafficked.

The officers were able to find her and the girl was treated at hospital. She was then taken "to a place of safety" as part of the investigation, police said. Her age was not revealed by police. 

An 18-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday at a motel in Kitchener.

The man faces charges that include human trafficking, advertising sexual services, procuring a person under 18, distribution of child pornography, uttering threats and receiving material benefits from sexual services.

Anyone with additional information on the investigation is asked to contact Waterloo regional police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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