Two males and one female are facing charges after a 15-year-old girl was forced to perform sexual acts.
On February 7, 2019, a 15-year-old female got into a fight with her family and called an acquaintance to come pick her up and take her to the home of another acquaintance. While there, the victim was forced to take drugs and perform sexual acts. After some time, the victim was able to contact a friend who picked her up. Police were called to investigate.
Members of the Human Trafficking Unit were called and began an investigation. On February 28, 2019, a search warrant was executed at a home in the Courtice Road and Highway 2 area of Clarington and three people were arrested. A quantity of drugs was found during the search.
Andrew Thorne of Bowmanville, as well as Tylor and Jaiden Lunau, both of Clarington, have all been charged with multiple offences including Trafficking in Person Under 18 by Recruiting, Material Benefits from Sexual Services Under 18, and Permit Person Under 18 on Premises for Sexual Act.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Chapman of the DRPS Human Trafficking Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5800.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.