THREE FACING ADDITIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING-RELATED CHARGES

More victims identified through ongoing investigation 

LONDON, ON (November 5, 2021) – The London Police Service Human Trafficking Unit has laid additional charges in relation to a lengthy investigation that commenced in June of 2020. 

The initial multijurisdictional investigation involved a collaborative effort between the London Police Service, the Waterloo Regional Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Greater Sudbury Police Service, the Guelph Police Service and the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC). 

In total, an additional 34 combined charges have been laid. 

As a result of the ongoing investigation, three additional victims were identified, and three individuals are facing the following new charges: 

Jordan Hawke, 29, of Cambridge, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Procuring/recruit person under 18 to provide sexual services for consideration;
  • Trafficking of a person under the age of 18 years;
  • Trafficking in persons by recruiting, etc.;
  • Financial/material benefit/trafficking person under 18;
  • Financial/material benefit/trafficking person over 18;
  • Advertising another person’s sexual services;
  • Withholding or destroying documents in relation to trafficking persons under 18 years of age;
  • Withholding or destroying documents in relation to trafficking in persons;
  • Material benefit from sexual services provided by person under 18 years;
  • Material benefit from sexual services;
  • Obtaining sexual services for consideration from person under 18 years;
  • Obtain sexual services for consideration;
  • Print/publish/possess to publish child pornography;
  • Two (2) counts of sexual assault;
  • Uttering threats/death or bodily harm;
  • Assault; and
  • Laundering proceeds of Canadian Crime. 

Shelley Hawke, 53, of Cambridge, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Trafficking of a person under the age of 18 years;
  • Trafficking in persons by recruiting, etc.;
  • Financial/material benefit/trafficking person under 18;
  • Financial/material benefit/trafficking person over 18;
  • Material benefit from sexual services provided by person under 18 years; and
  • Material benefit from sexual services. 

Rashane Robinson, 29, of Brampton, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Trafficking in persons under 18 years by exercising control;
  • Trafficking in persons by recruiting;
  • Material benefit from sexual services provided by a person under 18;
  • Material benefit from sexual services provided by a person;
  • Financial/ material benefit/ trafficking a person under 18;
  • Financial/ material benefit/ trafficking a person;
  • Obtaining sexual services for consideration from a person;
  • Obtaining sexual services for consideration from a person under 18 years;
  • Advertising another person’s sexual services; and
  • Print/publish/possess to publish child pornography. 

Jordan Hawke uses multiple aliases while engaging in online conversations with individuals, including ‘Arnold, Kenneth or Kenny’.

The investigation is ongoing and police are encouraging victims or witnesses to come forward. 

Jordan Hawke remains in custody. 

Shelley Hawke has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in London court on January 4, 2022.  

Rashane Robinson has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in London court on January 13, 2022. 

The London Police Service is a member of Ontario’s Strategy to End Human Trafficking, made possible by funding support from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously to London Elgin Middlesex Crime Stoppers. 

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