If you think women are not trafficked in Peterborough, think again

Peterborough This Week – March 17, 2017 – by Todd Vandonk

Girls as young as 15 are being sold for sex in Peterborough.

“Around-the-clock activity at hotels and motels would indicate that it is a big issue,” explains Peterborough police chief Murray Rodd.

“It is organized; it is sophisticated and it extremely concerning.”

Since February, city police have charged three teenagers with human trafficking offences.

“For people to assume it doesn’t exist is false,” says Emily Poulin, executive director at Victim Services of Peterborough and Northumberland.

“People have this idea that women are coming from Eastern Europe, but for the most part in Canada the numbers are domestic and it (human trafficking) has many forms.” (Read more…)