Two Toronto men and a woman face several charges in connection to human trafficking/juvenile prostitution investigation

On Friday, March 28, 2014, the Toronto Police Service started a Human Trafficking/Juvenile Prostitution investigation.

It is alleged that:

– a girl, 17, was assaulted, threatened and forced into becoming a prostitute by two men and one woman

– she was transported, by the three people, between hotels in Mississauga and Scarborough for the purpose of prostitution

– all of her money, her phone, and personal belongings were taken 

– she was kept, against her will, in hotel rooms, constantly guarded

On Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 4 p.m., three people were arrested.

Michael Campbell, 30, of Toronto, was charged with:

1) Procuring a Person to become a Prostitute
2) Exercise Control
3) Living on the Avails of Prostitution
4) Trafficking in Persons
5) Receive a Material Benefit from Trafficking in Persons
6) Uttering a Death Threat
7) Forcible Confinement
8) Extortion
9) Use of Imitation Firearm during the Commission of an Indictable Offence
10) Under 18-Telecommunication Agreement to Commit Sexual Offence

Timothy Hewton, 23, of Toronto, was charged with: 

1) Living on avails of juvenile prostitution
2) Trafficking in persons
3) Material benefit resulting from trafficking in persons
4) Use of imitation firearm during commission of an indictable offence

Serena Timbury Welcome, 20, of Toronto, was charged with:

1) Living on avails of juvenile prostitution
2) Trafficking in persons
3) Material benefit resulting from trafficking in persons
4) Exercise control
5) Forcible confinement

They were all scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Monday, April 14, 2014, room 101, 10 a.m.

Police believe there may be more victims.

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