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Two men arrested in ongoing Human Trafficking investigation,
Police concerned there may be other victims,
Photographs of men released



Broadcast time: 09:08
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

32 Division
416-808-3200

Case #: 2017-1812087


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of two arrests in an ongoing Human Trafficking investigation.

It is alleged that:

- on Monday, October 2, 2017, a 26-year-old woman met two men

- the woman was forced to perform sexual services in multiple cities over a period of five days

- the men took the money from the woman

- during the five days, the woman was assaulted on numerous occasions by both men

- the woman's identification was taken by the men and they refused to provide her with food and money

- when the woman said she wanted to leave, the men intimidated her and threatened to kill her

- on Friday, October 6, 2017, the woman was able to escape and contacted police

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, Tshibangu Kazadi, also known as Yannick Kazadi, 26, of Whitby, and Marc-Etienne Fortin, 25, of Quebec City, were arrested.

Tshibangu Kazadi, 26, was charged with:

1) Financial/Material Benefit Trafficking Person Over 18
2) three counts of Procuring/Exercising Control
3) Withholding Travel Documents
4) Trafficking in Persons
5) Advertising Another Person's Sexual Services
6) Uttering Threats
7) Assault
8) Mischief Under $5000
9) Forcible Confinement


Marc-Etienne Fortin, 25, was charged with:

1) Financial/Material Benefit Trafficking Person Over 18
2) three counts of Procuring/Exercising Control
3) Withholding Travel Documents
4) Trafficking in Persons
5) Assault with a Weapon
6) two counts of Uttering Threats
7) Advertising Another Person's Sexual Services
8) Mischief Under $5000
9) Forcible Confinement
10) Possession of Cocaine

They both appeared in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, January 7, 2018, 10 a.m., room 101.

They are known to frequent the Oshawa, Toronto, Burlington, Hamilton and Niagara Falls, Ontario areas.

Police are concerned there may be other victims.

Police would like to encourage all affected individuals to come forward and report Human Trafficking occurrences to police. We want to make sure that everyone has access to support services and an exit strategy, regardless of their decision to proceed criminally.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Katie Cowie, 32 Division




Two men arrested in ongoing Human Trafficking investigation,
Police concerned there may be other victims,
Photographs of men released



Tshibangu Kazadi, also known as Yannick Kazadi, 26, charged in ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation. Police concerned there may be other victims
Above: Tshibangu Kazadi, also known as Yannick Kazadi, 26, charged in ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation. Police concerned there may be other victims




Two men arrested in ongoing Human Trafficking investigation,
Police concerned there may be other victims,
Photographs of men released



Marc-Etienne Fortin, 25, charged in ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation. Police concerned there may be other victims
Above: Marc-Etienne Fortin, 25, charged in ongoing Human Trafficking Investigation. Police concerned there may be other victims