More possible victims in human trafficking investigation
Always do your research before answering online ads.
According to a July 17 press release from the London Police Service (LPS), a complaint was received on July 9 by a 28-year-old who responded to the ad and then ended up involved in sex work.
The ad promoted a “great opportunity” for students to make hundreds of dollars a day.
Brady Allan Decoursey (also known as Jamie), 28, and Anna-Lee Rose Giroux (also known as Carla or Pamela), 28, both of London, have been jointly charged with the following Criminal Code of Canada offences:
- Trafficking in person by recruiting;
- Financial/material benefits trafficking a person over 18;
- Communicate with anyone for the purpose of obtaining for consideration the sexual services of a person; and
- Advertising another person’s sexual services.
LPS media relations officer, Cst. Sandasha Bough, told Interrobang she was unable to comment on where and how the ad appeared online.
"We can say that there are ads online on a regular basis,” Bough said.
Bough advised students to do their homework before answering online ads promising easy money.
“Any ads that you are replying to online, just ensure that you are doing due diligence and you are doing as much research as you possibly can in relation to what that ad is referring to. Make sure that it's a well-known company or business, rather than ads specific to just making money,” she said.
Police are urging anyone who had contact with Decoursey and Giroux to contact investigators with the Human Trafficking Unit by calling 519-661-5670.