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Several human trafficking charges laid in Windsor

Police have charged a Windsor man with human trafficking and are searching for a Windsor woman in the same case.

Windsor police said a female teen from London was recently brought to Windsor after communicating with a man online. Police said soon after arriving in Windsor, the female began working in the sex trade and a man and a woman began controlling the teenager’s money and movements. Officers were able to find the victim after an investigation and she was taken to a safe place.

Zuhair Gorges, 43, of Windsor was arrested Saturday night on Brant Street near Louis Avenue and charged with human trafficking, forcible confinement, benefitting from human trafficking, and theft under $5,000.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Breyia Latouf, 23, of Windsor for human trafficking, forcible confinement, benefitting from human trafficking, and theft under $5,000.

Police said the victim is recovering.

“[The] Windsor Police Service is committed to fighting human trafficking through intelligence-gathering, working cooperatively with other law enforcement and community partners to support victims, and enforcement efforts,” police said in a news release on Wednesday.

Police added that if you are a victim, or know of a victim of this often hidden crime, help and assistance is available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.catchcrooks.com.