Arrest made in Human Trafficking Investigation,
Kristan Peter Miller, 26, facing 13 charges,
Broadcast time: 10:02
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Case #: 2018-2366800
On Thursday, December 27, 2018 members of the Sex Crimes Human Trafficking Enforcement Team started an investigation into a Human Trafficking incident.
It is alleged that:
- a man forced a 17-year-old girl into the sex trade
- she was trafficked throughout the Greater Toronto Area
- she was forced to abide by rules he imposed on her
- she was forced by him to turn over her earnings to him
- he used intimidation and fear to exercise control over the actions and movements of her and produced a firearm to ensure her compliance
On Friday, December 28, 2018, investigators from the Toronto Police Sex Crimes -Human Trafficking Enforcement Team, along with the assistance of members from the Toronto Police Emergency Task Force and Peel Regional Police Service, executed a Criminal Code search warrants in Peel.
Kristan Peter Miller, 26, of Brampton, was arrested and charged:
1. Trafficking In Persons Under Eighteen Years By Exercising Control, Etc.
2. Material Benefit Of Trafficking Person Under 18
3. Material Benefit From Sexual Services Provided By Person Under 18 Years
4. Exercising Control Over Person Under 18
5. Procuring Person Under 18 Years
6. Advertising Another Persons Sexual Services
7. Forcible Confinement
8. Possess Firearm Other Than Restricted Or Prohibited Firearm Without Holding A Licence
9. Store Firearm Carelessly
10. Possess Restricted Or Prohibited Firearm Knowingly Not Holding A Licence And Registration Certificate
11. Uttering Threats/Death Or Bodily Harm
12. Two counts of Fail To Comply Probation
He appeared in court on Friday, January 4, 2019, at 2201 Finch Avenue West, 11:30 a.m., room 202.
Police are 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.
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.
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