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Teen forced into sex work

Three Toronto men are facing numerous charges after a teenager from British Columbia was forced into the sex trade, working in various hotels across the province, including Oshawa.

According to Toronto police, a 15-year-old girl was in Ontario from the west coast to visit family when she was introduced to a man in September. Two months later, the man messaged her, asking to go out. The teen was picked up by the man, along with another man, and all three went out, with the two men supplying her with large amounts of alcohol and drugs. Police then say the teen was taken to a Toronto hotel, where she was forced into the sex trade.

Police say the teen was forced to have sex with clients, and turn all money over to them. Over a period of three weeks, the teen worked on a daily basis in hotel rooms in Oshawa, Toronto and Niagara Falls, having sex with 10 or more clients per day.

On Dec. 17, 2015, she was able to call police. The two men, along with an accomplice who helped register hotel rooms, were arrested earlier this month.

Two 20-year-old males of Toronto have both been charged with trafficking in persons under 18 years old, material benefit from a person under 18 years old, material benefit from sexual services, trafficking in persons by exercising control, procuring a person under 18 years old and advertising another person’s sexual services.

A 19-year-old male of Toronto has been charged with trafficking in persons under 18 years old, receiving material benefit from sexual services and receiving material benefit from a person under 18 years old.

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