A man and woman from Brampton have been arrested in connection with a six-month long investigation conducted by Toronto Police’s Human Trafficking Enforcement Team.
Allegations that an 18-year-old woman was lured into prostitution and forced to provide sexual services by a man sparked the investigation in November 2015.
Police allege the woman was “given” to the two suspects, who forced her into prostitution. They say she was forced to take pictures of herself in various stages of undress and post said photos on a website advertising sexual services.
The victim was forced to provide sexual services for clients at hotels and homes in the GTA, and the suspects kept all of the money she earned, police say.
Investigators allege the male suspect sexually assaulted the victim, who managed to escape her captors and contact police.
Police implemented two search warrants on Wednesday and arrested 34-year-old Denniel Morgan and 23-year-old Kiesha Shaunte Ripley, both of Brampton.
Morgan faces 11 charges including sexual assault, trafficking in persons, exercising control and cocaine possession.
Ripley has been charged with two counts of trafficking in persons, one count of exercising control and one count of procuring.
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