Man accused of procuring young victim coached girls basketball for past 10 years: Peel police

A man accused of attempting to recruit a young victim to work in the sex trade has coached high-school-aged girls in basketball for the last 10 years, Peel Regional Police say.

Police issued a news release Wednesday which said investigators believe there may be more victims of prostitution offences related to this incident.

Detectives launched an investigation on July 9 this year into allegations that a man had attempted to recruit an underage victim to work in the sex trade, the release said.

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The man has coached young females in basketball across Peel Region for the last 10 years, police added.

Brampton resident Nathaniel Peters, 33, was arrested on Monday, charged with procuring a person under the age of 18.

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He was held for a bail hearing and appeared in court on Tuesday.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact police at 905-453-2121 ext. 3555 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sex crimes, help is available:

  • Visit the Department of Justice’s Victim Services Directory for a list of support services in your area.
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free) Available 24/7 or Text CONNECT 686868
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