Woman charged in brothel investigation

 

Abbotsford Police have arrested one womann and are continuing to investigate what they say is a brothel on Townline Road.

In December of last year, the APD started getting tips about a potential “bawdy house” near Townline and Gardner Avenue.

Over the next six months the APD Major Crime Unit gathered more tips and information, and executed a search warrant on May 29, said Const. Ian MacDonald.

Police were concerned to determine if there was human trafficking going on, and whether any underage youths were involved.

The location was also close to both an elementary school and a high school, said MacDonald.

A 54-year-old Vancouver woman has been charged with keeping a common bawdy house.

Anyone with more information on the investigation is asked to call the APD at 604-859-5225, to text the police at 222973 (ABBYPD), or to leave an anonymous tip with CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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