Grande Prairie RCMP Charge Individuals with Solicitation Offenses

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit with assistance from the General Investigation Section, Community Policing Unit and General Duty members, conducted an enforcement operation to address concerns from the community regarding criminal activity in the Downtown area of Grande Prairie.

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Eleven men ranging from approximately 20 to 65 years of age were charged with obtaining sexual services for consideration. The following charges have been laid as a result of the investigation;

• Obtaining Sexual Services for Consideration x 11

• Possession of a Controlled Substance

• Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle

“This initiative supports crime reduction strategies to protect vulnerable sex trade workers in the city of Grande Prairie. We will continue to work with community partners, such as PACE to deter this type of crime in the future” said interim Superintendent Gregory Towler, Officer in Charge of Grande Prairie Detachment.

This enforcement initiative is in line with Grande Prairie Detachment’s Crime Reduction Strategy. Members of Grande Prairie RCMP are committed to identifying those who are causing the most harm in our community and to targeting their illegal activities.

Grande Prairie RCMP are requesting the public to report suspicious persons, vehicles, and activities in their neighbourhoods. If you need to report a crime, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or call your local police detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Grande Prairie RCMP
File #2019-614644



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