Teenager charged following investigation into human trafficking

A 19-year-old suspect wanted in a human trafficking investigation has been arrested in Whitby.

According to police, the suspect recruited a 19-year-old female to work for him as an escort and the suspect would drive her to homes in the Durham Region area, Peterborough and Scarborough from January to March of this year.

Police say the suspect was found to be in possession of an imitation handgun and a small amount of drugs when he was arrested Tuesday (April 23).

Malaik Allen of Fernbank Place in Whitby has been charged with obtaining sexual services for consideration; material benefit trafficking person; procuring; advertising sexual services and possess Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking. He was held for a bail hearing.

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