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York police to give update on child sex trafficking probe that resulted in more than 100 arrests

April 21, 2017 9:01 AM
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York police to give update on child sex trafficking probe that resulted in more than 100 arrests

Most of the arrests took place in York region north of Toronto

York Regional Police will release more details Friday on a child sex trafficking investigation that resulted in the arrest of more than 100 men accused of "purchasing prostituted children."

In a news release Thursday, police said they completed a multi-year operation that resulted in the arrests.

Most of those arrests took place in York Region, but some of the accused come from across the GTA and others from outside of Ontario, police said.

Police declined to provide further details, saying more would be revealed at a news conference to be held at York Regional Police headquarters in Aurora at 11 a.m.

"They're passionate about it. The team in our vice unit is second to none and they've been recognized for their efforts," Pattenden said. "It's challenging work and you're going to see some of the results of that work tomorrow."

A grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services helped fund the investigation, police said.

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Source: cbc.ca

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