Canada: Canadian federal police laid charges Friday against two Philippines diplomats for alleged human trafficking involving the exploitation of the couple`s nanny.
Robert and Bueneflor Cruz, 45 and 44 years old, respectively, face charges including mischief, uttering threats, withholding their former nanny`s identification documents and human trafficking.
The suspects, however, have left the country while their 26-year-old nanny has been "relocated to a safe location" in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.
Following up on a complaint by a third party in December, police said "investigators determined that the victim entered the country legally as a domestic worker for the couple, working as a nanny.
"Investigators found that the victim was exploited for financial and material benefit, from July 2009 to December 2013, at the private residence of the couple in Ottawa."