Human Trafficking investigation,
Broadcast time: 15:35
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Case #: 2018-1474677
The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest made in a human trafficking investigation, that was done in partnership with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the U.S. Customs Agency and Peel Regional Police Service.
On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, officers began an investigation into human trafficking of a girl under 14 years of age.
It is alleged that:
- a girl was forced into the sex trade, providing sexual services for money
- all of the money she earned was taken by her trafficker
Tal Amdurski, 37, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:
1. Trafficking in Persons under 18 by Recruiting
2. Financial/Material Benefit from Trafficking Persons Under 18
3. Material Benefit from Sexual Services by Person Under 18
4. Exercising Control over Person Under 18
5. Advertising Another Person's Sexual Services
6. Sexual Assault
7. Sexual Interference with a Person Under 16
8. Obtaining Sexual Services for Consideration from a Person Under 18
He appeared in court, at Old City Hall, on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 10 a.m., in room 101.
It is further alleged that:
- on Tuesday, June 7, 2018, a man solicited sexual services from the girl
- he is a resident of the United States who travels to Toronto for business
Tomas Graff, 57, of Brook Park, Minnesota, was arrested. He is charged with:
1. Obtaining Sexual Services for Consideration from a Person Under 18
2. Sexual Assault
3. Sexual Interference with a Person Under 16
4. Invitation to Sexual Touching Under 16
He appeared in court, at 2201 Finch Avenue West, on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 10 a.m., in room 204.
Police believe there may be other 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.
The Human Trafficking Enforcement Team would like the public to be aware that many adults and children are trafficked into the sex trade and purchasing their services is a criminal offence. We will investigate these occurrences and arrest perpetrators, no matter their country of origin.
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.
A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.
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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Nunzio Tramontozzi, Sex Crimes - Human Trafficking Enforcement Team