Arrest made in a Human Trafficking investigation,
Everoy Swaby, 35,
Police concerned there may be more victims
Broadcast time: 13:00
Date: Thursday, December 23, 2021
Unit: Sex Crimes
Case #: 2021-1683337
The Toronto Police Service Human Trafficking Enforcement Team has arrested a man as part of a human trafficking investigation.
It is alleged that:
- through deception and coercion, a 30-year-old woman was sex trafficked in the Toronto area over a two-month span
- all of the money earned throughout that period was turned over to a person
- a warrant was executed at a Toronto apartment and a quantity of illegal drugs and a firearm were located
On Thursday, November 18, 2021, Everoy Swaby, 35, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:
1. Trafficking In Persons By Exercising Control
2. Financial Or Material Benefit Person Over 18
3. Material Benefit From Sexual Services
4. Advertising Another Person's Sexual Services
5. two counts of Assault
6. Assault By Choking
7. Traffic In Schedule I Substance – Cocaine
8. two counts of Possess Firearm While Prohibited
9. two counts of Possess Ammunition While Prohibited
10. two counts of Possess Ammunition While Prohibited
11. three counts of Operation While Prohibited
12. Possess Firearm While Prohibited
13. Possess Ammunition While Prohibited
14. Possess Loaded Firearm
15. Store Firearm Carelessly
16. Possess Prohibited Firearm Without Holding A Licence
17. Weapons Dangerous
18. Possess Schedule I For The Purpose Of Trafficking – Cocaine
19. Possess Proceeds Obtained By Crime Not Exceeding $5000
He was scheduled to appear at court at 1000 Finch Avenue West on Friday, December 3, 2021, in courtroom 306.
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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant David Correa, Sex Crimes-Human Trafficking Enforcement Team