facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Two teen girls charged with pimping

June 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM   |   Comments

OTTAWA, June 12 (UPI) -- An unprecedented Canadian investigation was under way Tuesday in Ottawa after police charged two 15-year-old girls with pimping other girls into prostitution.

A third suspect, a 17-year-old girl was also being sought for alleged involvement in the scheme in which girls 13 to 17 were lured and then bullied into working as prostitutes, the Ottawa Sun reported.

None of the girls can be named under Canadian youth protection law.

Police Staff Sgt. John McGetrick told the Sun the investigation was "absolutely shocking" and had no precedent in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police crime database.

Neighbors in the housing complex told the newspaper the suspects maintained a Web site advertising their service, but police wouldn't confirm that.

Detectives said the suspects hosted house parties in May and earlier this month and invited teen girls. Once there, the victims were threatened with violence if they didn't go out on "dates" with men.

Police also said there were likely more teenage victims who were forced to work and who should come forward.

The accused face charges of human trafficking, sexual assault, forcible confinement, abduction, robbery, procuring, assault and uttering threats.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier
2
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
3
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
4
White House intruder had a knife White House intruder had a knife
5
Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback