Winnipeg Women Forced to Work in Sex Trade

Women Forced to Work in Sex Trade

WINNIPEG - Three Winnipeg men have been arrested after police were alerted that a women was being forced to work in the sex trade. Members of the Counter Exploitation Unit entered into an investigation and located another two victims.

The victims advised that one of the suspects introduced them to the other men in April 2019 with the intention of having them work in the sex trade. The women were promised money, housing, clothing, and other amenities.

Between April 29, 2019, and June 9, 2019, the suspects posted numerous advertisements online portraying the women as escorts who provide sexual services. The suspects answered online requests for the women and would arrange for the customers to meet their date at various hotels throughout Winnipeg.

On multiple occasions, the suspects would drive the women to these pre-arranged locations to meet with customers and collect payment at the end of the date. The women were provided with cocaine on more than one occasion.

The victim's felt threatened to comply with the suspects' demands.

On June 29, 2019, two suspects were located and arrested.

19 year-old Bego Muhmutovic has been charged with:

Procurring Person to Provide Sexual Services X2

Uttering Threats - Cause Death or Bodily Harm

Material Benefit from Sexual Services

20 year-old Ali Noaman Jaljal Zangana has been charged with:

Procurring Person to Provide Sexual Services X3

Administer Noxious Thing with Intent - Aggrieve or Annoy

Material Benefit from Sexual Services X3

Advertising Sexual Services

Uttering Threats - Cause Death or Bodily Harm

Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance

Attempt Obstruct Justice

19 year-old Yahya Ahmed Yahya has been charged with:

Procurring Person to Provide Sexual Services X2

Material Benefit from Sexual Services

All three males have been detained.

Investigators are concerned there are other victim's either connected to these males or in similar situations. Investigators believe the above males may have rented facilities throughout Winnipeg.

Anyone with information related to crimes of procuring for sexual services or human trafficking is asked to contact the Counter Exploitation Unit at 204-986-3464 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Crime

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