Human trafficking, living off the avails, exploiting a 15 year old into the sex trade: charges laid during police blitz on Burlington hotels.

By Staff


January 24, 2014

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week the Police Service Human Trafficking and Vice Unit participated in a National initiative to identify victims of human trafficking and to provide information and support to those working in the sex trade industry. 

Through investigative means, during the two-day blitz, police officers identified and met with over 20 sex trade workers operating in local hotels.

There are a lot of people who will be stunned when they learn there are that many sex trade workers in the city.

During the course of one of these meetings investigators identified a victim being exploited to participate in the sex trade industry at a hotel in the City of Burlington. The Halton Regional Police Service laid human trafficking charges against a 22-year-old woman and rescued a 15-year-old victim as a result of the human trafficking awareness initiative.

 The accused, a 22-year-old female was exercising control over the 15-year-old victim and facilitating her exploitation.  Police apprehended and rescued the victim and have subsequently brought her to a place of safety.

Amie McIntyre (22 years of age) of Angus, Ontario is charged with the following offences:

Trafficking of a person under the age of 18.

Procuring a person to become a prostitute.

Exercise and control a person to engage in prostitution.

Living off the avails of person under the age of 18.

McIntyre has been remanded into custody until January 27th, 2013.

The Halton Regional Police Service are informing workers in the sex trade industry that Police Services and local organizations such as “Walk with Me”  and Chrysalis (Click on the links) exist to provide first response care and support to victims of human trafficking.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at  or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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