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Two people facing charges after human trafficking, prostitution investigation in Brantford

(Brantford Police Service)

A 14-year old and and a 16-year old girl have been rescued from alleged human trafficking and forced prostitution in Brantford.

Police in that city say the young victims were found early Monday morning, at a motel on Colborne Street.

An investigation was started by the Brantford Police Child Abuse, Sexual Assault, and Major Crime Units.

Police say the girls, from Hamilton, were being forced into prostitution.

“The accused advertised sexual services to be performed by the two young victims,” police stated in a release, “When cash was received in exchange for sexual services, the accused took the money.”

They arrested a 20-year old man from Toronto and an 18-year old woman from Brantford at the motel.

They both face charges of human trafficking under 18, receiving material benefit under 18, derive material benefit under 18, procuring under 18 and advertise sexual services.

The Toronto man is also charged with three counts of disobey court order. The Brantford woman is also charged with proceeds of crime.

Both accused were held in custody for a bail hearing.