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Greater Moncton woman charged with human trafficking

By Brad Perry Apr 24, 2024 | 4:15 PM

An 18-year-old woman living in Greater Moncton has been charged after RCMP say they rescued three human trafficking victims.

Officers were called to do a well-being check on a young woman at a Moncton residence on April 12.

Police said they later determined that the woman, who had been reported missing from Ontario, was a victim of human trafficking.

Four days later, on April 16, police received a call requesting assistance at a residence in Dieppe.

They found another young woman who had also been reported as missing from Ontario and was also believed to be a human trafficking victim.

Officers also located an adult woman from Quebec who they say was also a victim of human trafficking.

An 18-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and later appeared in court to face four charges:

  • two counts of exercising control over the movements of a person under the age of 18 for the purpose of facilitating their exploitation;
  • making child pornography; and
  • advertising an offer to provide sexual services.

The woman remains in custody and has a bail hearing set for Friday afternoon.

RCMP Sgt. Eric Rousselle urged victims of human trafficking or anyone with information to reach out to police for help.

More details can be found on the New Brunswick RCMP’s website.