Hamilton police charge 2 people after human trafficking investigation

The suspects were identified as Iftikhar Khan and Kendra Baverstock. Police say all of the money earned throughout the trafficking was turned over to the suspects (Photo courtesy of Hamilton Police Service).

Hamilton police have charged two people in connection to a human trafficking investigation.

In September, a woman told police that she was being trafficked in the sex trade between July to August 2022.

The suspects were identified as Iftikhar Khan and Kendra Baverstock. Investigators say all of the money earned throughout the trafficking was turned over to the suspects.

On Jan. 19, Khan and Baverstock were located in the municipality of Trenton and were arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police.

The suspects have been held pending a bail hearing.

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Quebec resident Iftikhar Khan, 34, is facing nine human trafficking related charges including trafficking in persons, forcible confinement and procuring for sexual services.

Ontario resident Kendra Baverstock, 26, is facing six human trafficking related charges including advertising sexual services, forcible confinement and trafficking in persons.

Hamilton police believe there are more victims, and encourage them to come forward to police.

If you are a victim or have information involving this investigation call Det. Const. Kudo Park at 905-546-3845 in the Vice & Human Trafficking Unit.

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