29 Year Old McNab Braeside Man Charged With Human and Drug Trafficking

The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police has charged a 29 year old man with sexual assault; human trafficking and drug trafficking after two 17-year-old female victims came forward to police.

The victims came forward in early September to report details to Police.  The victims were allegedly supplied with drugs, sexually assaulted, assaulted and one of them reported being sold for sexual purposes to adult men in Ottawa. At the end of the investigation the accused was arrested. A quantity of suspected cocaine was seized at the time of the arrest.

29 year old Marcus Nicholson of McNab Braeside Township is charged with 3 counts each of sexual exploitation and sexual assault, 2 counts of assault and 1 count of each of the following: trafficking in schedule 1 drug - cocaine, possession of schedule 1 drug - cocaine, traffic in persons under 18, living off the avails of sexual services of a person under 18 and making arrangements to commit a sexual offense against a person under 18 years of age. Detective Constable Philip Holmes of the Renfrew County Crime Unit led the investigation, with assistance from the Community Street Crime Unit and the Anti-Human Trafficking Investigation and Coordination Team.

If you or someone you know is being exploited, assaulted or trafficked there are several organizations that can help. If urgent assistance is needed call 9-1-1. For 24 hour information and a list of the many agencies in Canada that can offer assistance go to The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking at www.canadiancentretoendhumantrafficking.ca