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Human Trafficking Investigation,
Project "One Six",
Ten men, including one police officer arrested



Broadcast time: 08:33
Friday, June 12, 2020

Sex Crimes
416-808-7474

Case #: 2019-526676


Since November 2019, members of the Toronto Police Service’s Human Trafficking Team have conducted an investigation into the sexual exploitation of a 16-year-old girl in the Pape Avenue and Cosburn Avenue area.

Between March and May 2020, investigators launched Project "One Six" in an effort to identify, locate and arrest those who had purchased sexual services from the girl.

One of the men was identified as a Toronto Police Service officer.

On March 13, 2020, Constable Peter Roberts, 49, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Obtaining sexual services for consideration from persons under 18 years of age

Constable Roberts has 11 years’ of service and was assigned to 51 Division. He is currently Suspended With Pay.

He is next scheduled to appear in court, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 2201 Finch Avenue West, in room 202.

Nine other men were also identified and arrested.

Aryan Khemka, 19, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Obtaining sexual services for consideration from persons under 18 years of age

Mohammad Ahmadi, 35, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Obtaining sexual services for consideration from persons under 18 years of age

Paul Pochmurski, 45, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Obtaining sexual services for consideration from persons under 18 years of age

Sayad Jalai, 27, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Obtaining sexual services for consideration from persons under 18 years of age

Feiya Liu, 29, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Obtaining sexual services for consideration from persons under 18 years of age

Angel Pina Sanchez, 36, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Obtaining sexual services for consideration from persons under 18 years of age

Dragomir Popovic, 41, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Obtaining sexual services for consideration from persons under 18 years of age

Austin Morden, 27, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Obtaining sexual services for consideration from persons under 18 years of age

Michael Yimer, 29, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Obtaining sexual services for consideration from persons under 18 years of age


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 or Google Play.


Police would also urge anyone who has been a victim of Human Trafficking to come forward 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 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.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant David Correa, Sex Crimes - Human Trafficking Enforcement Team