Members of the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) arrested four men, ages 27 to 53, on suspicion they were communicating for the purpose of obtaining sexual services.
In a press release, the SPS vice and human trafficking unit said it made several arrests in connection with an investigation involving sexual services.
On Thursday, investigators conducted an operation to catch those buying sexual services from high-risk sex workers.
Saskatoon police point out that it’s illegal to communicate to obtain sexual services for payment in any place, public or private.
“Those purchasing sexual services may be contributing to the exploitation of minors, trafficking in persons and proliferation of organized crime in the community,” SPS said in a statement.
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“The Vice and Human Trafficking Unit employs a number of strategies designed to reduce exploitation in the sex trade; including demand enforcement, proactive outreach to vulnerable persons, and the disruption of those responsible for trafficking persons,” police said.
Community resources are available to victims and survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation within the sex trade.
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