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Six men arrested in Saskatoon for purchasing sex services

Sting operation led to arrests Sept. 1 of six individuals.
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Saskatoon Police just announced a major crackdown on sexual services crimes.

SASKATOON —  Saskatoon Police Service has announced that their Vice and Human Trafficking Unit has made six arrests connected to an investigation involving sexual services.

According to police, on Sept. 1 investigators conducted an operation designed to apprehend persons responsible for purchasing sexual services from high-risk sex workers. 

Police say six men were arrested as a result. They are ages 33, 38, 42, 44, 54, and 56. All have been charged with communicating for the purpose of obtaining for consideration sexual services. Court dates have not been released.

Saskatoon Police Service reminds the public that communicating to obtain or obtaining sexual services for a consideration in any place, public or private, is illegal. Saskatoon Police say the Vice and Human Trafficking Unit employs various strategies to reduce exploitation in the sex trade including demand enforcement, proactive outreach to vulnerable persons and the disruption of those responsible for trafficking persons. They also connect victims and survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation within the sex trade, to community resources they need. 

Anyone with information or tips regarding a possible human trafficking case can visit or call Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300.

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