Edmonton man wanted for human trafficking found in B.C.

Edmonton man wanted for human trafficking found in B.C.

An Edmonton man accused of forcibly confining and assaulting a 19-year-old woman while manipulating her into sex work was arrested in Burnaby, B.C., after evading police for over a year.

Edmonton police car

Edmonton police say that Keyshawn McMillan is now back in the city after he was taken into custody by RCMP in Burnaby, B.C., on Dec. 27

Keyshawn McMillan is charged with human trafficking, forcible confinement, aggravated assault, uttering threats and assault with a weapon based on events police say occurred in 2021.

Edmonton police allege that in March of 2021, McMillan viciously assaulted the woman at a motel in west Edmonton and was arrested at the scene.

Several months later in August, police say he attacked the same woman a second time at a separate location.

Following the recent incident, police say the woman escaped from the motel room where she was being forcefully confined.

McMillan was subpoenaed but he never appeared for his court date.

Police in Burnaby received information that McMillan was living in the area and he was taken into custody by local RCMP on Dec. 27, according to an EPS news release Sunday.

McMillan has since been transferred back to Edmonton, according to police.

Back in December 2021, EPS said they believed McMillan was still in the Edmonton area. At the time, the Bolo Program offered a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to his arrest.

According to an EPS news release, the Bolo reward was not collected since it expired in June 2022.

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