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Woman, three youths suspected in human trafficking face charges in Calgary

Jessica Nyome Louise Vinje will appear in court on Jan. 12.

CALGARY POLICE SERVICE

Jessica Nyome Louise Vinje will appear in court on Jan. 12.

CALGARY — One woman and three teenagers suspected of human trafficking in Calgary are facing charges.

Police issued warrants for the four on Dec. 19 after a woman said she had been held against her will for five days and forced to perform sexual acts for money.

Officers had been called to a business in the city's southwest and found the woman who told them she had escaped from an apartment building across the street.

Police say a woman was arrested on Dec. 22 and three youths were taken into custody shortly after that.

Jessica Nyome Louise Vinje, who is 29 and from Calgary, faces a number of charges, including human trafficking, sexual assault, unlawful confinement and voyeurism.

Two boys, who are 16 and 17, as well as a 17-year-old girl face similar charges.

Vinje is to appear in court on Jan. 12.

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