Human Trafficking In Greater Toronto: 15-year-old B.C. Visitor Forced To Sell Sex And Pay Off Debt With Pimps

Kenneth Lim - Author

Jun. 10 2016, Updated 5:03 a.m. ET

The human trafficking boom in the Greater Toronto Area has forced a 15-year-old visitor from British Columbia to provide sex to as many as 10 clients a day for about three weeks. The underage girl was reportedly drugged and forced into the sex trade by three men now facing a total of 15 human trafficking and material benefit charges.

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According to Inside Toronto, the British Columbia girl visiting relatives in Ontario last September 2015, met a man with whom she exchanged mobile phone numbers. In November, he texted her for a date, and she agreed to meet him. He showed up with another man to pick her up, and a police press release on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, said her two companions “supplied her with a large quantity of alcohol and drugs” that made her compliant to their human trafficking gig.

Police indicated that the teen was then taken to a Toronto hotel where she would provide the sex in their human trafficking scheme. The police report detailed how she was coerced into the trade.

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“The men took photos of her in certain degrees of undress and posted them on, advertising sexual services. They told her what to charge her clients for specific sex acts.”

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