Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of a Calgary man suspected of being involved in human trafficking.
Officials with Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams’ human trafficking unit say Tevin Laramee-Watson is accused of exploiting women for financial gain from sexual services, as well as assaulting and threatening one of his victims. They say the 30-year-old recently lived in Calgary and has ties to Grande Prairie, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver.
ALERT says several survivors have been identified since the investigation began in February 2021.
“We want to ensure this offender is tracked down and placed in custody and we are asking for the public’s help in tracking him down. Our biggest concern is that more women, in different cities, could be victimized,” Staff Sgt. Colleen Bowers of ALERT Calgary.
In total, Laramee-Watson faces 10 charges, including the following:
- Assault causing bodily harm;
- uttering threats;
- Human Trafficking x2;
- Financial benefit from human trafficking x2;
- Communication for the purpose of obtaining, for consideration, the sexual services of a person x2; and
- Advertise an offer to provide sexual services for consideration x2.
Anyone with information on Laramee-Watson’s whereabouts is urged to call their local police or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Survivors of sex trafficking can call 211 for assistance.