Ottawa man and woman charged with Human Trafficking offenses

Special to WC Online

OTTAWA – A human trafficking investigation began after a victim came forward to report incidents from June to December 2017.
The Ottawa Police Human Trafficking Unit investigated the historical matter and July 13, a search warrant was executed without incident in the 2800 block of Baycrest Drive.
Edmund Asante, 26, of Ottawa and Kiana Norman, 22, of Ottawa have been arrested and charged with several counts related to human trafficking.
They were scheduled to appear in court Saturday, July 14, for a Show Cause hearing.
The Human Trafficking Unit believes there may be more victims. The police investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa Police Human Trafficking Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5005. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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