"Over the past six years, 267 victims of human trafficking have sought support through the Hope Found Project in Ottawa, a group that helps those who've been or who are being trafficked."
Quebec male arrested in Kamloops, British Columbia is a human trafficker known to Manitoba Mounties.
Jean Francois D'Asti-Brideau was arrested in January 2021 in Winnipeg for erratic driving. He was in possession of weapons including a stun gun. He was released in June 2021 and arrested June 2022. It is unknown how many victims he trafficked during the last year, but it is clear he should never have been released.
"Human and sex trafficking is a growing domestic concern according to advocates who work with survivors, and in Ontario, the 401 corridor between Windsor and the Quebec border is a common route for traffickers to transport young girls between communities, forced to sell sex. "