A Central Alberta man suspected of recruiting and exploiting a number of susceptible ladies is going through seven prices associated to intercourse trafficking and sexual assault, in accordance with the Alberta Regulation Enforcement Response Groups (ALERT).
Christopher Becks, 37, is from Ponoka and was arrested after a search at an Ottewell dwelling in Edmonton following a tip that somebody was concentrating on ladies, lots of no mounted tackle.
“It’s our understanding that this man was actively in search of out ladies who had been fighting dependancy,” Workers Sgt. Christopher Hayes with ALERT’s human trafficking division.
“He would lure these ladies to inns by providing medication, meals and lodging, then exploit them and power them into the intercourse commerce, even taking them to different elements of the province.”
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Hayes mentioned greater than a dozen ladies may very well be affected and police wish to converse with the opposite victims and witnesses.
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“There is a neighborhood of those ladies that he is concentrating on, and these ladies would possibly acknowledge him higher by the title Bear,” Hayes mentioned, including Beck is understood to drive a black Mustang automotive.
These with details about this investigation are requested to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or submit nameless ideas by way of Crime Stoppers.
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Becks is out on bail with circumstances as he awaits his subsequent court docket look on March 3. He faces the next prices:
- Commerce with an individual
- Materials profit from trafficking in an individual
- Promote sexual companies
- Sexual assault
- Overcome Resistance to Committing Offense
- Expressing threats
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