Oshawa man charged with human trafficking following investigation in Peterborough

A 30-year-old man from Oshawa man has been charged with human trafficking following an investigation by police in Peterborough.

According to a media release, the Peterborough Police Service’s Special Victims Unit engaged in a proactive human trafficking investigation on Wednesday (Jan. 22).

“Through the investigation, which included the use of social media platforms, a female victim was identified,” the media release reads.

Officers reportedly located the female victim and through the investigation it was revealed that she was being trafficked.

A suspect was arrested in the area Lansdowne Street West around 8 p.m., police said.

Tristan Haughton of William Street West in Oshawa has been charged with traffick in persons.

He was held in custody pending a court appearance.

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