On October 5, 2017 the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Brantford Police Service executed a Search Warrant at residence located on Black Locust Way, Brantford. As a result of the search warrant several electronic devices were seized from the residence. A Forensic Examination of these electronic devices has since been conducted and were found to contain images of child pornography.
On March 23, 2018, a 23 year old Brantford male was charged with Distribution of Child Pornography and two counts of Possession of Child Pornography. He has been held for a bail hearing.
Background regarding the Provincial Strategy: On March 29, 2007 the Brantford Police Service joined the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet. The Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is comprised of the OPP Child Exploitation Section and 26 municipal police services. The online exploitation of children continues to be a challenge for investigators due to its sheer volume, global reaches and anonymity; however, these police partners and the Provincial Government are committed to making a difference in our communities. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
The Brantford Police Service supports this strategy, and has recognized that images of children and child abuse placed on the internet lead to perpetual victimization. For safety tips please visit the Canadian Centre of Child Protection website at www.protectchildren.ca or www.cybertip.ca Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh or Detective Steven Bebee of the Brantford Police Service ICE Section at 519-756-0113.
Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a webtip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251
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Two young woman aged 14 and 16 were removed from the control of their traffickers
On the early morning hours of Monday March 12, 2018, Community Patrol Officers attended a Motel on Colborne Street and spoke with two females. The officers identified the two young women as victims of Human Trafficking, being forced into the sex trade. An investigation, including officers from the BPS Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA) and BPS Major Crime Units began.
Investigation revealed that the two Hamilton women were being recruited and controlled to provide sexual services. The accused advertised sexual services to be performed by the two young victims. When cash was received in exchange for sexual services the accused took the money. As a result of this investigation two accused were arrested without incident at the motel for human trafficking related offences.
ALEMU, Same Tedros, 20 yrs of Toronto is charged with the following offences;
? Human Trafficking under 18 ? Receiving Material Benefit under 18 ? Derive Material Benefit under 18 ? Procuring under 18 ? Advertise Sexual Services ? Disobey Court Order X3
CLARKE, Deja Denique, 18 yrs of Brantford is charged with the following offences;
? Human Trafficking under 18 ? Receiving material benefit under 18 ? Derive Material Benefit under 18 ? Procuring under 18 ? Advertise Sexual Services ? Proceeds of Crime
Both accused were held in custody for a bail hearing.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation or if you are a victim or believe you may know of a victim please contact Detective John Allan of the Brantford Police Service CASA Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2264.
Call 9-1-1 emergency if anyone is in immediate danger or in an emergency situation. Anyone needing victim services can call Brantford Victim Services at 519-752-3140 http://victimservicesbrant.on.ca/
The Brantford Police Service takes the safety and well-being of vulnerable persons, particularly young women very seriously. The victims in this modern form of slavery are mostly young woman. Victims are being lured and groomed into false hopes by traffickers. These women are isolated by forms of psychological intimidation, threats of violence and violence. Cst Natalie Laing
Human Trafficking Offences prohibits the recruitment, transportation, harbouring or controlling of the movements of another for the purpose of exploiting or facilitating the exploitation of that person. It is also an offence to receive a financial or other material benefit, knowing that it results from the trafficking of a person.
Procuring is defined as procuring a person to offer or provide sexual services for consideration or for the purposes of facilitating the purchasing offence, recruiting, holding, concealing or harbouring a person who offers or provides sexual services for consideration or exercising control, direction or influence over the movements of that person.
Human trafficking is defined as recruiting, transporting, transferring, receiving, holding, concealing or harbouring a person, or exercising control direction or influence over the movements of a person, for the purposes of exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation.
Know The Signs! (Provided by Ontario?s Strategy to End Human Trafficking)
Possible signs that someone is being groomed for sex trafficking include changes such as: ? Withdrawing from family and friends ? Being secretive about their activities ? Having a new boyfriend, girlfriend or friend who they won?t introduce to friends and family ? Suddenly spending time with an older person or people ? Staying out more often and later ? Absences from school or a decline in school performance ? Wearing more sexualized clothing ? Having new clothing, jewelry etc. that they can?t afford to buy ? Suddenly having a new or second cell phone with a secret number
Signs someone is being ?Recruited? or ?Groomed? ? The person is not allowed to speak for themselves and their activities are controlled by someone else. ? The person is under 18 and involved in prostitution or sex work. ? The person is unpaid or paid very little to work, and seems to be treated poorly (long or unusual hours, not allowed breaks, forced to live in poor conditions, etc.). ? The person is repaying a large debt through labour or sex. ? The person seems fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid. They may avoid eye contact, seem fearful around police, etc. ? The person shows signs of abuse, such as bruising, cigarette burns, fractures, etc. ? The person has tattooing or branding symbols, particularly names. ? The person doesn?t have their own things or money, and doesn?t control their own passport or other documents. ? The person seems malnourished or lacks medical care. ? The person is moved frequently and may not know their surroundings well. ? The person has been reported missing.
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Type: Arrest Incident: At around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday March 8, 2018 the accused was observed removing items from his pocket and hiding them in a flower pot outside the court house at 44 Queen Street. A Community Patrol Officer seized several items, one being a kitchen type knife with a 5 inch blade. The accused who had attended inside the court house was arrested for Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose and Breach of Probation. The accused a 26 year old Hamilton man was released on an appearance notice with a future court date. Type: Fraud Incident: 18-8845 Incident: On Thursday March 8, 2018 a woman attended the Brantford Police Service to report being a victim of a fraud. The 55 year old Brantford woman advised that she had responded to an advertisement on Kijiji about purchasing an ?apple tv?. The woman electronically transferred $70.00 to an email provided to her after speaking to the man from the advertisement. The victim was then advised that she could pick up the ?apple tv? at an address in Waterloo. When the woman attended the residential address in Waterloo she spoke to persons at the home and learned that they did not post an advertisement on kijiji and that she had been the victim of a scam.
Kijiji help desk provides a fraud prevention suggestion on their website - The best rule of thumb while using Kijiji is to meet up with the person you are communicating with the good old fashioned way: face-to-face!
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