Brandon police arrest 21 men in sexual exploitation investigation

Brandon police have arrested 21 men in connection to a sexual exploitation investigation.

In a news release Tuesday, Brandon police said a joint investigation with the RCMP and Winnipeg police started in the first week of June, looking at street level and online sexual exploitation.

The investigation was known as Project Blockade.

Over two days, police arrested 21 men on the charge of obtaining sexual services for consideration or communicating for that purpose.

Police said the arrests happened in downtown Brandon and hotels in the city.

Nine of the arrests also resulted in vehicles being seized.

All men arrested were released on an undertaking. The charges haven’t been tested in court.

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