During the evening of April 5, 2018, officers from the Counter Exploitation Unit, as part of their ongoing operations, conducted a project centred mainly in the West End neighbourhood of Winnipeg.
The project's aim was to target johns preying on vulnerable individuals being exploited in the sex trade.
As a result, 7 adult males were arrested ranging in age from 29 to 73. They were all charged with Obtaining Sexual Services for Consideration and released on a Promise to Appear. 6 of the accused were diverted to John School (diversion program). In addition, the accused had their vehicles seized under the Highway Traffic Act.
For further information contact either: Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs