Kevin Barreau, 21, wanted in ongoing
Human Trafficking investigation,
Faces 14 charges,
Photograph of man released
Broadcast time: 12:34
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Case #: 2017-1348379
In July 2017, members of the Sex Crimes Human Trafficking Enforcement Team started an investigation into a Human Trafficking incident.
It is alleged that:
- in June 2017, a man forced a 19-year-old woman to work in the sex trade and to turn over all the money earned to him
- she was trafficked by him in Ontario and Quebec
- she was forced to abide by rules he imposed
- he gave her a quota that she was to meet each day
Kevin Barreau, 21, of unknown city, is wanted on a warrant for:
1) Trafficking In Persons over 18
2) Material Benefit from Trafficking In Persons over 18
4) Exercise Control
5) Advertising Another Person's Sexual Services
6) Uttering Threats
7) Fraud Under $5000
8) two counts of Fraudulently Obtain Lodging
9) two counts of Fraud Under $5000
10) three counts of Use Credit Card Obtained by Offence
He is described as 6’2”, 230 lbs., hair shaved at sides of head.
It is believed he is somewhere in the Montreal area.
Police are urging him to turn himself in to the nearest police station.
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.
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.
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, Sex Crimes Human Trafficking Enforcement Team