RCMP arrested a Prince George couple after being called to a motel last week. The pair now face human trafficking charges.
A Prince George, B.C. couple are facing human trafficking charges after RCMP raided a motel where a woman was allegedly held against her will and forced into the sex trade.
Jody Lee Burns, 33, and Jennifer Dawn Comadina, 34, are charged with trafficking in persons, forcible confinement and sexual assault with a firearm. Both are in custody.
Police say they arrested the couple after attending a motel in the 3600 block of Highway 97 on Wednesday evening.
In a telephone interview, one of the owners of the Rosebud Motel told the CBC the couple stayed in a room for about a week. She said she also heard another woman's voice coming from the room at one point but wasn't sure what to think.
"They looked normal," said Una Wu.
RCMP say they believe Burns and Comadina may have held the woman against her will for a number of days.
"The investigation is just beginning," police said in a news release.
"Police are looking into the possibility that there may have been other victims. Investigators are hoping that the apprehension of these suspects will provide any other victims with the courage to come forward."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Prince George RCMP or Crime Stoppers.