RCMP arrest 7 in alleged human trafficking operation in southern Manitoba

The Canadian Press 09/07/2024 15:17 RCMP have made arrests after they say two girls were exploited in a human trafficking operation in southern Manitoba. Seven people face various charges, including human trafficking, sexual assault and making child pornography. Police say a woman befriended the vulnerable 15-year-old girls and offered them drugs and money to go to different homes last year in Portage la Prairie. They allege the woman often locked the girls inside and forced them to perform sexual acts on men in exchange for drugs and sometimes money. Investigators say they believe there are more victims, including an unidentified girl believed to be 13 or 14. A 43-year-old woman from Long Plain First Nation and six men face a total of 65 offences. Mounties said they became aware of…

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