Two men and a year-old girl have been charged with trafficking. They are bought and sold — inpolice rescued a year-old girl who was traded to a pimp by her own mother for a drug debt. The text came through at 5: Some of these girls are runaways, abandoned by their parents, or foster kids lured straight out of group homes; others grew up in middle-income households and are recruited from high schools or house parties. Over the past two weeks, the Star sent messages to 10 cellphone numbers advertising young women for sex on Backpage. A cleaner moved in and out of the rooms, changing sheets until the early hours of the morning. Back in the 80s, when Perry was working with victims of child prostitution, he said girls were selling themselves on street corners, in clear view of police.
Contrary to popular belief, almost all of the victims in Canada are Canadian born.
'I was kidnapped and sex trafficked in London as a student. It can happen to anybody'
This is barbaric and horrific. The teen had hidden a cellphone from her trafficker to keep in touch with her mother, but one day the pimp found it and disconnected the number. Of the sex trafficking cases Toronto police have investigated sinceevery single girl was advertised on Backpage, Sex Crimes Detective David Correa told the Star. It was one of several attempts she and a friend made to be rescued from the dangerous world of sex trafficking. Every day, an increasing number of teenagers and young women are being trafficked across Ontario and forced to work as prostitutes in what has become one of the fastest growing crimes in the province, a Star investigation found.