Arrest made in Human Trafficking Investigation,
Patrick Raphael Duchard, 29,
Facing 10 charges
Broadcast time: 08:30
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Case #: 2019-121227
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:
- between September 2018 and January 2019, a female met a male through a social media application
- the female was coerced into working in the sex trade
- the male created advertisements online and facilitated meetings with clients
On Friday, May 3, 2019, a man was arrested in Victoria, British Columbia. He was brought back to Toronto to answer to the charges laid by members of the Human Trafficking Enforcement Team.
Patrick Raphael Duchard, 29, of Quebec, has been charged with:
1. Trafficking in Persons
2. Material Benefit Resulting from Trafficking in Persons
3. Uttering Threats
4. Material Benefit from Sexual Services
5. Exercise Control
6. Advertising Another Person's Sexual Services
7. Procuring / Recruit Person to Provide Sexual Services for Consideration
8. Uttering Threats
9. Fail to Comply with Recognizance
10. Fail to Comply with Probation
He appeared in court at Toronto West Courts on Friday, May 10, 2019, at 10 a.m., in room 204.
He has ties in Quebec and may be known by the nickname V12.
Police are concerned there may be more victims.
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.
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 the Sex Crimes unit 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.
Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective David Correa, Human Trafficking Enforcement Team