Investigators with the York Regional Police Drugs and Vice Unit have charged a Toronto man with numerous offences including Human Trafficking as part of an ongoing investigation.
In late August 2011, officers launched an investigation in which they were able to identify a suspect who they believe forced a victim to work as a prostitute in the City of Toronto.
The investigation revealed that the suspect used intimidation and violence to gain power over the victim’s movements and prevent her from leaving his control. The suspect also forced the victim to surrender the money she earned while working in the sex trade over to him.
The suspect was arrested in Toronto on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, without incident.
Investigators believe there may be other victims and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
– Human Trafficking
– Material Benefit
– Sexual Assault X2
– Overcoming Resistance
– Forcible Confinement
– Utter Death Threats
– Living on the Avails of Prostitution
– Exercise Direction and Influence
The accused has been held in custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on Thursday, October 27, 2011.