Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Announces Mixed Police Force to Fight Sexual Exploitation

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Announces Mixed Police Force to Fight Sexual Exploitation

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Quebec to fight sexual exploitation

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MONTREAL - Quebec is budgeting $6.4 million over five years to create a special police unit dedicated to fighting sexual exploitation by targeting pimps and johns, the province's public security minister said Friday.

The squad will be composed of 25 investigators from police forces in Quebec cities including Montreal and nearby communities, Quebec City and Gatineau, as well as from the provincial police and RCMP, Martin Coiteux told a news conference.

"Pimps are going to have a very tough life in Quebec over the next few years," he told reporters.

Coiteux said the force will resemble the model used to investigate and prosecute organized crime.

Quebec's police forces have always been fighting sexual exploitation, he said, but pimps often move women from city to city, which he said necessitates a better co-ordinated response from police agencies. …

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