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B.C. girl allegedly forced into prostitution by three Toronto men

Vancouver Sun logo Vancouver Sun 2016-06-08 Postmedia News
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Three Toronto men are facing human-trafficking charges after allegedly forcing a 15-year-old B.C. teenager into the sex trade.

For three weeks, the girl was forced to have sex with 10 or more clients every day and was kept in hotels in Toronto, Niagara Falls and Oshawa until she managed to call for help, according to Toronto Police.

Police say the girl was introduced to a man while she was visiting family in Ontario last September. The two exchanged phone numbers and in November, the man called and asked her out. They agreed to meet, and he and another man picked her up.

The two men supplied the teen with large quantities of drugs and alcohol and she was taken to a Toronto hotel where she was forced into the sex trade. Police say she was told she had to pay off the cost of transportation and the hotel room. 

The men took photos of the girl and advertised her services on a sexual services website.

“She was forced to have sex with clients and turn over all the money to them,” according to a Toronto Police news release.

At one point, police said she was kicked out of an Oshawa hotel room and was told she would have to work more to pay for the trouble of moving to another location. The two men enlisted a third man to register hotel rooms for the girl and her clients.

On Dec. 17, the girl was able to call police and following a six-month investigation the police department’s Human Trafficking Enforcement Team arrested three men.

Ahmadu Ahmed and Maher Saleh, both 20 are charged with multiple offences including trafficking in persons under 18, receiving material benefits from sexual services, procuring a person under 18 and advertising another person’s sexual services. Jerome Laing, 19, is charged with three similar offences connected to the incident.

Police believe there may be other victims and are encouraging anyone with information to contact them.

    

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