Arrest made in Human Trafficking Investigation,
Roldy Pierre, 26,
Police concerned there may be more victims
Broadcast time: 13:45
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Case #: 2020-1764513
The Toronto Police Service's Human Trafficking Enforcement Team would like to advise the public of an arrest in a Human Trafficking investigation.
On Monday, September 28, 2020, members of the enforcement team began an investigation into a Human Trafficking report.
On Sunday, October 4, 2020, Roldy Pierre, 26, of Montreal, was arrested in the Ottawa area and transported to Toronto.
He was charged with:
1. Trafficking in Persons
2. Exercise Control
3. Material Benefit
5. Withhold travel documents
7. three counts of Choking
9. Mischief Under $5000
10. Theft Under $5000
He appeared in court at College Park on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 10 a.m.
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 or Google Play.
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 Constable Corrado Rabbito, Sex Crimes – Human Trafficking Enforcement Team