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Other - Man charged after attempt to lure female to sex trade

Posted on Wednesday February 14, 2018
In September of 2017, a young adult female was allegedly approached at a local shopping establishment in the City of St. Catharines by a male who attempted to recruit her under the guise of employment.  In subsequent communication, the offer changed to an attempt to recruit the female victim to the sex trade.
On Tuesday February 13, 2018 police arrested and charged 39 year old Sachin Mehta of St. Catharines with the alleged charge of:
- Attempt to Commit An Indictable Offence 463 (b) Criminal Code
Mehta has been held in custody pending a bail hearing on Wednesday February 14, 2018 at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse at 59 Church Street in St. Catharines.
Police believe there may be more victims who were approached using the same recruiting offer or contacted with the following emails:
Anyone with information, or who may have communicated with the above email addresses is asked to contact detectives at (905) 688-4111 Badge 9560.

Incident Number: 2018-107478
Submitted By: Stephanie Sabourin
Approved By: Stephanie Sabourin

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