Human Trafficking Charges Laid in Burlington Investigation

Crime 100By Staff

May 14th, 2020



The nasty, socially ugly business of human trafficking is in front of us again.

sex exploitationOn May 13, 2020, members of the Halton Regional Police Service attended a hotel in Burlington in regards to an unknown problem.

Officers arrived on scene where they identified a female victim who wished to speak with investigators about her involvement and exploitation in the sex trade.

The accused had fled the scene however responding officers located him nearby and placed him under arrest.

Charged: Amir Mehrani (46) of North York

-Adult Procuring by Exercise Control
-Adult Withholding or Destroying Documents
-Adult Trafficking in Persons
-Adult Material Benefit Resulting From Trafficking in Persons Material Benefit

Mehrani has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The Drug and Human Trafficking Unit is continuing the investigation.

For human trafficking and exploitation of women to take place there has to be a someone who is prepared to pay to be able to take part in that exploitation.

We see far too many situations where a local hotel or motel is reported as the location. Doesn’t reflect well on what some people in Burlington are doing with some of their time

Anyone who may have additional information pertaining to the offences related to this accused are asked to contact Detective Dan Ciardullo of the Halton Regional Police Service – Human Trafficking Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 4973

HRPS crestThe Halton Regional Police Service is a member of the Halton Collaborative Against Human Trafficking along with several other stakeholders and agencies. This Collaborative is dedicated towards providing services and support to those who have experienced Human Trafficking in Halton and surrounding regions. Local organizations such as “SAVIS” ( are able to provide first response care and support to victims of human trafficking.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something?” Contact “Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at

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3 comments to Human Trafficking Charges Laid in Burlington Investigation

  • Perryb

    And then there are the low-lifes who patronize these traffickers. They live here, people!

  • Lynn

    Yes, it is a despicable crime. And yes hotels are often the scene of the crime, as are strip clubs. Anyone found to be involved in such things you would think would be shunned forever. Sometimes entire families seem to be connected to it. Certainly you wouldn’t want to do business with them or tout them as respectable citizens. This is the type of thing that people should remember and should speak out against. Fortunately it is getting more attention these days so it’s harder for the criminals to stay hidden in the shadows.


    In Naples Florida the police reports include the names and address of the establishment
    where these incidents took place. Shaming works and lets the public know who helps
    facilitate slavery.