GTA Suspects Charged With Sex Assault and Human Trafficking

Two Mississauga residents are facing charges and a third suspect is being sought in relation to an ongoing human trafficking investigation by Toronto Police.

Investigators allege a 21-year-old woman was forced to work in the sex trade by two men and a woman.

She was trafficked by all three suspects in the Greater Toronto Area and forced to abide by rules they imposed on her.

The trio demanded she turn over all of her earnings to them, say police, alleging the two men and woman used deception, false promises, intimidation and fear to exercise control over the actions and movements of the victim.

In addition, on one occasion, one of the men and the woman sexually assaulted her, say police.

Two suspects were found in Peel Region on May 10 and arrested.

Daylo Robinson, 27, of Mississauga, is charged with: trafficking in persons under 18 years of age by recruiting; procuring person under 18 years; trafficking in persons under 18 years of age by exercising control; exercise control; material benefit from trafficking in persons under 18 years of age; material benefit from sexual services provided of person under the age of 18 years; advertise another person’s sexual services; sexual assault; possess firearm while prohibited.

Rebecca Horton, 22, of Mississauga, is charged with: trafficking in persons under 18 years of age by recruiting; procuring person under 18 years; trafficking in persons under 18 years of age by exercising control; exercise control; material benefit from trafficking in persons under 18 years of age; material benefit from sexual services provided of person under the age of 18 years; sexual assault.

Joshua Scanlan, 20, of Durham Region, is wanted for: trafficking in persons under 18 years of age by recruiting; procuring person under 18 years; trafficking in persons under 18 years of age by exercising control; exercise control; material benefit from trafficking in persons under 18 years of age; material benefit from sexual services provided of person under the age of 18 years; advertise another person’s sexual services.

Police are encouraging all affected individuals to come forward and report human trafficking cases.

We want to make sure that everyone has access to support services and an exit strategy, regardless of their decision to proceed criminally,” reads a news release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

Photos: Toronto Police handout

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