Ottawa – The Ottawa Police Service Human Trafficking Unit (HTU) confirms that Marina JAVIER has turned herself in this morning.
JAVIER is facing the following charges:
- Trafficking in persons under eighteen years by exercising control
- Financial / material benefit / trafficking person under eighteen
- Material benefit from sexual services provided by person under eighteen
- Procuring / recruit person under eighteen to provide sexual services for consideration
- Breach of recognizance
She will appear in show cause court tomorrow.
There are concerns that there are other victims. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police’s Human Trafficking Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5005. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.