Saskatchewan

P.A. police charge 16 on sex trade-related offences

Prince Albert police have charged 16 people in a recent crackdown on the sex trade.

Prince Albert police have charged 16 people in a recent crackdown on the sex trade.

Those charged earlier this month include eleven women and four men for communication for the purpose of prostitution, which is a Criminal Code offence.

One other man was charged under the Traffic Safety Act for allegedly driving, repeatedly, through an area frequented by sex trade workers.

All 16 were released from custody with future court dates.

Police added that alleged "johns" are subject to having their cars seized and impounded upon arrest.

The accused have the option of applying to attend "john school" which can result in them getting their seized property back.

Police didn't release the names.

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