On Saturday, December 1, 2018, members of the Sex Crimes Human Trafficking Enforcement Team started an investigation into a Human Trafficking incident following women abused in sex work by individuals.
A woman met a man, 23, on the Tinder dating website. He attempted to procure her into the sex trade but she refused, however he proceeded to harass the woman. By other reports under the investigation they followed a different woman that met a man, 19, on the Tinder dating website in other location. He procured her into the sex trade. He transported her to a hotel in the Mississauga area and took photos of her in various stages of undress, and posted advertisements for sexual services on the classified ad website Leolist. He made all of the arrangements for dates of sexual services and forced her to turn over all of her earnings in the sex trade, then he ssaulted her and threatened her family.
Other claims in the case shows that this person introduced her to a man, 23, and woman, 23. The woman took photos of her in various stages of undress, and posted advertisements for sexual services on the classfied ad website Leolist. She made all of the arrangements for dates of sexual services and forced her to turn over all of her earnings in the sex trade. She complied and gave the money to the men. Both men and woman used deception, intimidation and fear to exercise control over the actions and movements of the woman.
On Saturday, December 1, 2018, two people were arrested:
Joshua Hamblett, 23, of Brampton, was charged with trafficking in persons by recruiting, procurin person to provide sexual services for consideration and advertising another person’s sexual services and harassment for financial benefits in major.
Sashauna Wilkins, 23, of Brampton, also was arrested and charged for the criminal offence.
They appeared in court on December 2 and a warrant issued for Keagan Prophete, 19, of Brampton.
On 18, December Keagan was arrested for the same crime investigation.
Photographs of both men and the woman have been released.
Police are concerned there may be more victims.