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Durham police charge 23-year-old in connection with human trafficking investigation

Durham Regional Police says a man wanted in multiple human trafficking investigations is now under arrest.

After Bowmanville arrest, man facing 19 charges related to three teenage female victims

Durham police say a 23-year-old is facing 19 charges in connection with a human trafficking investigation. (Durham Regional Police/Twitter)

Durham Regional Police says a man wanted in multiple human trafficking investigations is now under arrest.

The 23-year-old was apprehended Wednesday following a brief struggle with officers from the police's human trafficking unit at a house in Bowmanville, officials say. 

He's now facing 19 charges related to three female victims aged 14, 15 and 19.

The most serious charges include assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, sexual assault and producing child pornography, police said in a statement. 

Investigators say the accused went under a number of aliases including but not limited to: Mike, Q, and M.K. Young.

Police say it's possible more victims will come forward in connection with the case.

Currently, the suspect being held in custody while awaiting a bail hearing.

Four additional male suspects are being sought by police as part of the investigation.