Teen rescued from sex trade in Burlington, 22-year-old woman charged
A file photo shows a person with their hands restrained in cuffs behind their back.
Halton police say they have arrested a 22-year-old woman and rescued a 15-year-old girl who had been forced into the sex trade.
Amie Mcintyre of Angus, Ontario has been charged with a variety of offences including trafficking of a person under the age of 18, and living off the avails.
"The accused ... was exercising control over the 15 year old victim and facilitating her exploitation," police said in a statement released Friday.
She was found working at a hotel in the city of Burlington.
Police say they encountered the teen during a two-day blitz this week, aimed at identifying and supporting victims of human trafficking.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or contact police online via www.haltoncrimestoppers.com