CALGARY – A Calgary woman has been sentenced to eight years for human trafficking after extorting a young woman to become a sex-trade worker.
Amanda Kathleen McGee pleaded guilty Friday to human trafficking, extortion, sexual assault with a weapon, forcible confinement and various prostitution charges.
Court was told police found the 18-year-old victim at the Calgary bus station in January 2014 after relatives asked RCMP to check on her welfare.
The young woman told officers she had been held against her will for several months and was forced to act as a sex-trade worker.
Police believed that the woman arrived in the city in October 2013 for a job and was then befriended by McGee, who offered her a cheap place to live.
A few weeks into the living arrangement, McGee began slipping drugs into her roommate’s drinks and while she was incapacitated, took pictures of her and later used the photos to extort the young woman into participating in the sex trade.
Another victim came forward during the investigation saying she had also been a victim and police were able to connect both offences to McGee.