A Whistler man has been charged following an investigation into “pimping-related offences” that was launched in April, police have confirmed.
Sam London Hamer, 44, appeared in North Vancouver court last week on one count each of procurement and benefit from sexual services. In a release, police said that “Charges of this nature arise when individuals recruit others into providing sexual services for consideration (money), and when they benefit (financially or materially) from those providing the services.”
The Whistler RCMP, working in consultation with the Provincial Counter Exploitation Unit, began the investigation in April, and executed a search warrant in Creekside on April 20, when the suspect was arrested.
The RCMP said it “appreciates that the safety of those involved in sex work is a key consideration and (is) working closely with the victims to ensure they are provided with support and access to services.”
The investigation has revealed that there are additional unidentified victims who police are now asking to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044.