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Arrests made in Human Trafficking Investigation
Man and woman facing 32 Charges



Broadcast time: 10:00
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Sex Crimes
416-808-7474

Case #: 2018-2130313


The Toronto Police Service Human Trafficking Enforcement Team commenced a Human Trafficking investigation back in November 2018. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a man and a woman.

It is alleged that:

- a 17-year-old girl was contacted by a man

- the girl was picked up at school by the man and woman and another unidentified man

- the girl was forced to take photos of herself in degrees of undress

- the photographs were posted onto Leolist.com advertising for sexual services

- the girl was taken to various motels and condos in Toronto and was forced to provide sexual services for money against her will

- the girl's cellular phone was taken away and the man and woman would not allow her to leave or be alone

- the man carried a firearm at all times and brandished it in front of the girl multiple times

- the girl was able to escape with the assistance of her family

The Human Trafficking Enforcement Team was contacted and commenced their investigation.

On Monday, December 10, 2018, two men were arrested by the Peel Regional Police for an unrelated investigation. During the arrest, the two men were found to be in possession of a loaded firearm and drugs located inside a vehicle they were travelling in at the time of their arrest.

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, one of the men was further charged with the Toronto human trafficking offences.

Patrick Agpoon, 22, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. Trafficking in persons under the age of 18 years by recruiting
2. Financial/Material benefit resulting from the trafficking persons under 18 years
3. Material Benefit from sexual services provided by a person under 18
4. Procuring exercising control over a person under 18
5. Procuring/ recruit person under 18 years
6. Withhold/destroy travel or identity document/ trafficking persons under 18
7. Forcible Confinement
8. Careless use of firearm
9. Possession of a weapon
10. Carrying concealed weapon
11. Unauthorized possession of a firearm
12. Possession of a firearm knowing it’s possession is unauthorized
13. Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
14. Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
15. Tampering with the serial number of a firearm
16. Possession of a schedule I substance

Atrooba Mughal, 19, of Toronto, was charged with the following offences:

1. Trafficking in persons under the age of 18 years by recruiting
2. Financial/ Material benefit resulting from the trafficking persons under 18 years
3. Material Benefit from sexual services provided by a person under 18
4. Procuring exercising control over a person under 18
5. Procuring/ recruit person under 18 years
6. Withhold/destroy travel or identity document/ trafficking persons under 18
7. Forcible Confinement
8. Careless use of firearm
9. Possession of a weapon
10. Carrying concealed weapon
11. Unauthorized possession of a firearm
12. Possession of a firearm knowing it’s possession is unauthorized
13. Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
14. Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
15. Tampering with the serial number of a firearm
16. Possession of a schedule I substance

They appeared in court at Old City Hall on Friday, December 21, 2018, 10 a.m., room 101.

The unidentified man is still outstanding.

The Toronto Police Service is concerned there may be more 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.

Human trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation, harboring 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 labor. 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 Sergeant Nunzio Tramontozzi, Sex Crimes-Human Trafficking Enforcement Team




Arrests made in Human Trafficking Investigation
Man and woman facing 32 Charges



Patrick Agpoon, 22 is charged in a human trafficking investigation.
Above: Patrick Agpoon, 22 is charged in a human trafficking investigation.




Arrests made in Human Trafficking Investigation
Man and woman facing 32 Charges



Atrooba Mughal, 19 is charged in a human trafficking investigation.
Above: Atrooba Mughal, 19 is charged in a human trafficking investigation.