‘There Could Be More Victims’: Charges in 2013 Toronto Sex Trafficking Case – Toronto

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A man and a woman are facing dozens of charges, including forcible confinement and making threats, in connection with a sex trafficking investigation. Toronto police are concerned there may be more victims.

On Saturday, police announced that a 51-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman had been arrested and charged in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred in 2013, although the investigation only began last August.

Police believe a woman was trafficked “through a combination of deception, coercion and control.” The money she earned was turned over to the suspects, who kept most of it, according to police. Police allege the suspects created online advertisements for the woman, supplied her with drugs and took her to meet clients. Police say the suspects also used an apartment near Victoria Park and Danforth Avenue “for the purpose of human trafficking.”

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The suspects were arrested in Toronto on Wednesday. The man faces nine charges, including forcible confinement, material gain from sexual services and human trafficking.

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The woman faces 18 charges, including forcible confinement, uttering threats, sexual assault and material gain from sexual services.

Investigators “are concerned that there may be more victims” and have posted a message images of the suspects on the Toronto Police website.

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