Calgary, AB,
18
December
2017
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22:26
America/Denver

Woman wanted on warrants in human trafficking investigation

The Calgary Police Service Sex Crimes Unit is seeking public assistance to locate a woman wanted on warrants in relation to a human trafficking investigation.

On Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at approximately 2:15 p.m., police were called to a business located in the 900 block of 5 Avenue S.W., after a woman ran into the store and reported that she had been held against her will. It is believed the woman was forcibly confined to an apartment located across the street from the business for five days before she was able to escape.

Police immediately contained the apartment and arrested two underage suspects without incident. Two additional suspects, one adult and one minor, were later identified, but were not present in the residence when police arrived. The two minors who were arrested from the scene were released without charges pending further investigation.

The investigation determined that the victim met a male, later identified as one of the suspects, in the lobby of the apartment building, where she was led upstairs, assaulted and forcibly confined. It is alleged that while confined, the four suspects forced the victim to perform sexual acts with over 10 different men for money, which was later taken by the suspects.

Warrants have now been issued for the arrest of all four suspects, a 29-year-old woman, a 16-year-old male, a 17-year-old male and a 17-year-old female. Due to the ages of the offenders, identifying information can only be released about the adult suspect.

Jessica Nyome Louise VINJE, 29, of Calgary, is wanted on warrants for one count each of human trafficking, material benefit – human trafficking, sexual assault, unlawful confinement, voyeurism and assault.

VINJE is described as Caucasian, 5’4” tall, 150 pounds, with a medium build, red and purple hair and brown eyes. She has tattoos of “MOB” on her left hand, “STACY” on her left shoulder and “AR DL” with a star on her chest. A photo of VINJE is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

The 16-year-old male is wanted on warrants for one count each of human trafficking, material benefit – human trafficking, sexual assault, unlawful confinement, voyeurism, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, pointing a firearm and uttering threats.

The 17-year-old female is wanted on warrants for one count each of human trafficking, material benefit – human trafficking, sexual assault, unlawful confinement, voyeurism and assault.

The 17-year-old male is wanted on warrants for one count each of human trafficking, material benefit – human trafficking, sexual assault, unlawful confinement and voyeurism.

Anyone with information about this case or the whereabouts of VINJE is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously through the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

Case #17534677/3863