Members of the Toronto Police Service Human Trafficking Enforcement Team started an investigation into a Human Trafficking occurrence where two girls, 15 and 16, were allegedly forced to work in the sex trade. 

It is alleged that: 

  • the first victim was contacted via social media by a man and they communicated through various social media applications 
  • the man coerced the girl to work in the sex trade 

It is further alleged that: 

  • the man traveled with her to a city outside Toronto where another girl was recruited 
  • both girls were transported back to Toronto 
  • one of the girls was then sexually assaulted 
  • over a four-day period, the girls were forced into the sex trade and forced to turn over their money to the man 

Police were alerted by one of the girls’ families. As a result, an investigation was started and four men were arrested. 

Jahdine Desir, 19, charged in ongoing Human Trafficking investigation

Jahdine Desir, 19, of Toronto, was charged with: 

1) Procuring/Recruit Person Under 18 Years CC 286.3(2)
2) Procuring Exercising Control Over a Person Under 18 Years C.C. 286.3(2)
3) Material Benefit from Sexual Services Provided by a Person Under 18 years C.C. 286.2(2)
4) Advertising Another Person’s Sexual Services C.C. 286.4
5) Imports, Distributes, Sells Child Pornography C.C. 163.1(3)
6) Possession of Child Pornography C.C. 163.1(4)
7) Access any Child Pornography C.C. 163.1(4.1)
8) Procuring/ Exercise Control CC 286.3(1) 

Jahdine Desir appeared in court at Old City Hall on Friday, January 26, 2018, room 101.

Dane Cato-Simpson, 22, charged in ongoing Human Trafficking investigation

Dane Cato-Simpson, 22, of Toronto, was charged with: 

1) Procuring/Recruit Person Under 18 Years CC 286.3(2)
2) Procuring Exercising Control Over a Person Under 18 Years C.C. 286.3(2)
3) Material Benefit from Sexual Services Provided by a Person Under 18 years C.C. 286.2(2)
4) Advertising Another Person’s Sexual Services C.C. 286.4
5) Imports, Distributes, Sells Child Pornography C.C. 163.1(3)
6) Possession of Child Pornography C.C. 163.1(4)
7) Access any Child Pornography C.C. 163.1(4.1)
8) Procuring/ Exercise Control CC 286.3(1) 

Dane Cato-Simpson appeared in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, January 27, 2018, room 101. 

Tahje Tucker, 18, charged in ongoing Human Trafficking investigation

Tahje Tucker, 18, of Toronto, was charged with: 

1) Procuring Exercising Control Over a Person Under 18 Years C.C. 286.3(2)
2) Material Benefit from Sexual Services Provided by a Person Under 18 Years C.C. 286.2(2)
3) Advertising Another Person’s Sexual Services C.C. 286.4
4) Imports, Distributes, Sells Child Pornography C.C. 163.1(3)
5) Possession of Child Pornography C.C. 163.1(4)
6) Access any Child Pornography C.C. 163.1(4.1)
7) Sexual Assault C.C. 271
8) Breach of Recognizance C.C. 811
9) two counts of Trafficking in Persons Under the Age of 18 Years C.C. 279.011(1)
10) Procuring Exercising Control over a Person Under 18 Years C.C. 286.3(2)
11) Financial/Material Benefit from Trafficking in Persons Under 18 Years C.C. 279.02(2) 

Tahje Tucker appeared in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West on Thursday, February 8, 2018, room 205. 

Sukhminder Lota, 45, charged in ongoing Human Trafficking investigation

Sukhminder Lota, 45, of Brampton, was charged with: 

1) two counts of Trafficking of a Person Under the Age of 18 Years by Exercising Control C.C. 279.011(1)
2) Financial/Material Benefit from Trafficking in Persons Under 18 Years C.C. 279.02(2) 

Sukhminder Lota appeared in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West, on Friday, February 9, 2018, room 205. 

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, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World. 

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