Two people charged in human trafficking probe

TORONTO – Two people face a combined 41 charges following the latest crackdown on human trafficking in Ontario.

The arrests were made as part of an effort involving police in Toronto and 20 other forces including the RCMP, Ontario Provincial Police and various municipal departments.

Police have not released the names of the two people arrested.

During the operation, Toronto police say they were able to ensure the safety of six females working in the sex trade as a minor or against their will, including one 14-year-old, three 15-year-olds, a 16-year-old and a 19-year-old.

Durham Region police east of Toronto said they spoke to a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly being forced into the sex trade by a 19-year-old man who is currently being sought on a Canada-wide warrant.

Levi Alexander of Toronto is facing human trafficking charges after allegedly forced a 16-year-old girl into the sex trade.