Ottawa Police Charge Couple with Human Trafficking 071318

Ottawa Police Charge Couple with Human Trafficking 071318

Ottawa man and woman charged with Human Trafficking offenses

(Ottawa)—A human trafficking investigation was commenced after a victim came forward to report incidents from June to December 2017.

The Ottawa Police Human Trafficking Unit investigated the historical matter and today, a search warrant was executed without incident in the 2800 block of Baycrest Drive.

Two people have been arrested and charged as follows:

Edmund ASANTE,(m) 26 years old of Ottawa:

  • 1x CCC 279.01(1) Trafficking in persons by exercising control
  • 1x CCC 279.02() Financial/Material Benefit/Trafficking in person over 18
  • 1x CCC 286.2(1) Material Benefit from Sexual Services,
  • 1x CCC 266 Assault
  • 1x CDSA 4(1) Possession of Schedule I
  • 1x CDSA 4(1) Possession of Schedule II

Kiana NORMAN,(f) 22 years old of Ottawa:

  • 1x CCC 286.2(1) material Benefit from Sexual Services
  • 1x CCC 286.4 Advertising another Person’s sexual services
  • 1x CCC 264.1(2) Uttering Threats cause death
  • 1x CDSA 4(1) Possession of  Schedule I
  • 1x CDSA 4(1) Possession of Schedule II

They are scheduled to appear in court Saturday for a Show Cause hearing.

The Human Trafficking Unit believes there may be more victims. The police investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa Police Human Trafficking Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5005.




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