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Media Release

Release Date: November 7th, 2019 - 1:34pm

Originator: D/Sergeant, Paul Foley, Drug & Human Trafficking Unit, 905-825-4747 ext. 4729

Contact: Detective, Dan Ciardullo, Drug & Human Trafficking Unit, 905-825-4747 ext. 4973

Location: Burlington

Human Trafficker Charged for Historical Offences

In October 2019, members of the Halton Police Service - Human Trafficking Unit initiated an investigation pertaining to Jumanne Salmon (36) of Pickering, who is alleged to have been involved in human trafficking.

Salmon is alleged to have forced, exploited and transported the female victim (adult) from hotel to hotel to work in the sex trade across several jurisdictions including Burlington, Mississauga, Brampton, and Kitchener.  The offences are alleged to have occurred between the years 2012 to 2017.

At the time of the investigation, investigators learned that Salmon was already in custody at the Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre for an unrelated matter.  As such, the Halton Regional Police Service obtained a Judge's Order to have Salmon brought to the Ontario Court of Justice, Milton, in order to answer to the following charges:

  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Receive Material Benefit from trafficking in persons
  • Exercise Control over a prostitute
  • Living off the avails of prostitution
  • Procuring - Exercise control, direction or influence
  • Receive a material benefit from sexual services
  • Assault
  • Uttering threats to cause death

Anyone with questions or information about these events is asked to contact Det. Dan Ciardullo of the Human Trafficking Unit at 905 825-4747 ext. 4973.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.