Human Trafficking Investigation,
Man arrested, faces eight charges
Broadcast time: 15:03
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Case #: 2018-1069924
The Toronto Police Service's Human Trafficking Enforcement Team would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in an investigation.
It is alleged that:
- during June 2018, a girl met a man on a social media application
- the man coerced the girl into working in the sex trade
- the girl was transported to various hotels in the GTA where she was expected to perform sexual services
- the man sexually assaulted the girl
On Thursday, October 25, 2018, the man was arrested by members of the Human Trafficking Enforcement Team.
Tal Amdurski, 37, of Toronto, has been charged with:
1. Trafficking a person under 18 years by recruiting
2. Material benefit from trafficking person under 18 years
3. Material benefit from sexual services provided by person under 18 years
4. Exercise control over person under 18 years
5. Advertise another persons sexual services
6. Sexual assault
7. Sexual interference with a person under 16 years of age
8. Obtaining sexual services for consideration
He is to appear at Old City Hall Courts on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 10 am.
Police are concerned there may be more victims.
Human trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation, harbouring and/ or exercising control, direction or influence over the movements of a person in order to exploit that person, typically through sexual exploitation or forced labour. It is often described as a modern form of slavery.
To learn more about human trafficking, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.
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, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, 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 Mark Pischeddi, Human Trafficking Enforcement Team