Ryan William McQuinn, 26, wanted in Human Trafficking investigation,
Broadcast time: 13:30
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Case #: 2018-288632
On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, members of the Sex Crimes Human Trafficking Enforcement Team started an investigation into a Human Trafficking incident.
It is alleged that:
- in January 2018, a man met a 24-year-old woman in Toronto
- the man gained her trust and then lured her into the sex trade
- she was forced to turn over all of her money to him
- she attempted to leave the sex trade, however he used threats and violence to force her to perform sexual services for money
- she ultimately managed to leave and call police
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, a warrant was issued for Ryan William McQuinn, 26, of Toronto. He is wanted for:
1. Trafficking in Persons
2. Advertising Another Person’s Sexual Services
3. Financial/Material Benefit
4. Procuring or Exercising Control
5. Assault with a Weapon
7. Uttering Threats
He is described as 5"8", 150 lbs., brown eyes, receding light red/brown hair.
Police are urging him to turn himself in to the nearest police station.
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. More information can be found online at YourChoice.to.
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. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
Human Trafficking means every person who recruits, transports, transfers, receives, holds, conceals or harbours a person, or exercises control, direction or influence over the movements of a person, for the purpose of exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation, for a sexual purpose or a forced labour purpose. Victims can be men, women or children; can be Canadian citizens; and can be moved across local, provincial or national borders. They can be coerced through violence or the threat of violence against family and friends. The Human Trafficking Enforcement Team of Sex Crimes is dedicated to investigating these crimes against vulnerable members of society. For more information, please visit the Sex Crimes website.
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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Nunzio Tramontozzi, Human Trafficking Enforcement Team