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44 year old Man Arrested and Charged with Human Trafficking

44 year old Man Arrested and Charged with Human Trafficking

Greater Sudbury Police Service

SUDBURY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  May 13, 2021  (LSN)   In March of this year, Detectives from the Major Crime Section of our Criminal Investigation Division initiated an investigation into allegations of historical and ongoing Human Trafficking incidents involving a man from Greater Sudbury.

Through the investigation, Detectives established reasonable grounds to arrest and charge the man responsible.

Just before 2:45 p.m. on May 12, 2021, Detectives located and arrested 44 year old, Paul Castonguay on Kathleen Street in Greater Sudbury. He has been charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada;

  • Trafficking in Persons Under the Age of 18
  • Receiving a Financial or other Material Benefits – derived directly or indirectly from the trafficking of a person
  • Procuring
  • Material Benefit from Sexual Services
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm - Chokes, Suffocates, or Strangles
  • Assault x2
  • Indecent Acts
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Breach of Undertaking

He was held in Police custody overnight in order to attend Bail Court today, May 13, 2021 to answer to the charges.

Due to the sensitive nature of the offences and in order to protect the identity of the Survivor, no further details will be released.

Anyone with relevant information related to this individual is asked to contact our Criminal Investigation Division at 705-675-9171.

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