A teenager has been rescued after she was taken from Toronto to Hamilton and forced into the sex trade. Toronto police say a year-old girl met two men in the area of Yonge and Dundas streets in Toronto on Dec. The men befriended the girl and took her to an address in Hamilton where she was sexually assaulted by the pair. Police say the teen was then sexually assaulted by a third man.
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At a. Monday, members of Durham Regional Police's human trafficking unit gather with a dozen plainclothes undercover officers at the force's headquarters in Oshawa, Ont. So be careful," said Det.
She thought they were her friends. Her new-found family. The teen was vulnerable to their attentions, as the prey of human traffickers so often are. These parasites lure girls who are refugees from the child welfare system, runaways from group homes or foster dads, plagued with low self-esteem or mental health issues, desperate for a little love, a little attention. The two men who befriended her offered her drugs and alcohol, then whisked her from Toronto to Hamilton where she was now disoriented and beyond her home turf. A third man would do the same. Photographs of her were taken in various stages of undress and posted on leolist. It was now time for her to work. The first man arranged all the calls, told her what she had to do and then pocketed her earnings. Police said that over four days, the girl was beaten, starved, sleep deprived and forced to ingest a quantity of drugs.