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Edmonton man charged with forcing woman to perform sex services across Prairies

EDMONTON — An Edmonton man is facing multiple firearm and human trafficking-related charges for allegedly forcing a woman to work in the sex trade.

Police began investigating allegations of sexual exploitation in late November.

Opoku is alleged to have forced a woman in her early 20s to travel to cities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta to perform sex acts for money beginning in early 2015.

EPS members from various units converged on a northeast Edmonton residence on Monday.

Prince Opoku, who is 25, of Edmonton was arrested, charged and taken into custody.

Police are urging other women who have allegedly been exploited and forced into prostitution by the accused, as well as witnesses who possess relevant information, to come forward.

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