MILTON A 25-year-old Milton man arrested for human trafficking and living off the avails of juvenile prostitution on has also been charged with weapons offences, gang sexual assault and human trafficking.
Aldain Alando Beckford, 25, was to appear in Milton court Thursday for a bail hearing. He was arrested Wednesday.
The court ordered a publication ban on details of his appearance and evidence involved.
Details about the case are few because of the age of the alleged victims. Police say the incidents activities in Southern Ontario municipalities including Halton, Peel, Niagara and the area around London, Ont.
Detective Sergeant Brad Cook said Beckford was arrested following a month-long, co-ordinated investigation which included the Halton police child abuse and sexual assault unit as well as the guns and gangs unit and detectives in Milton.
Cook said the investigation is ongoing and police are looking for other potential victims or parties to the criminal offences with which Beckford is charged.
Beckford faces 12 charges including:
Aggravated sexual assault
Possession of weapons dangerous
Pointing a firearm
Two charges of gang sexual assault with a weapon.
Assault with a weapon
Living on the avails of juvenile prostitution.
Using violence while living on the avails of child prostitution.
Human trafficking for material benefit.
Cook asks anyone with relevant information about the investigation or possible victims to contact the Halton police child abuse and sexual assault unit at 905-465-8970 or 905-634-1831, extension 8970. If they wish to remain completely anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.