Project Return Sees Six At-Risk Youth Taken to Places of Safety, Johns Arrested

Project Return Sees Six At-Risk Youth Taken to Places of Safety, Johns Arrested

Winnipeg Police CrestA recent sweep dubbed Project Return saw two Johns arrested and six youth taken to safe spaces.

WInnipeg Police said their Counter Exploitation Unit, Division 11 Community Support, Division 13 and the Missing Persons Unit, in partnership with Outreach Workers from StreetReach Winnipeg, did a sweep on Wednesday with the intention of protecting youth at risk of being sexually exploited.

Police said the sweep resulted in two Johns being arrested, two female escorts being taken into custody then offered support services, one vehicle being seized under the Prostitution HTA offence, 26 addresses checked for missing kids, six at-risk youth identified and taken to a safe space, and one missing teen identified and arrested on an outstanding warrant.

StreetReach Winnipeg is comprised of numerous organizations including the Child Protection Branch, All Nations Coordinated Response Network, MaryMound Inc., Mamawi and MARTR (Manitoba Association for Residential Treatment Resource).

-Staff


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