Police Shut Down Brothel Housed in City Hotels

Winnipeg Police CrestTwo men have been arrested after police say they exploited vulnerable women in Winnipeg hotel rooms to perform sexual acts for clients.

The investigation began in late September into the recruitment of vulnerable young women coerced to work as escorts. Police say local hotels were used for the acts in exchange for cash between August and October of this year. The suspects received a portion of the proceeds from the arranged escorts.

One of the suspects is said to have confronted a female victim and assaulted her at one point, resulting in non-life threatening injuries.

Andre Mitchell, 42, and Robert Gow, 28, were arrested on Tuesday. Both face charges of living on avails of prostitution, keeping a common bawdy house, and breaching probation.

Mitchell also faces a charge for assault with a weapon.

Both men remain in custody.


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