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York Region, May 7 (Canadian-Media): A 20-year-old man, Alexander Roberts, from the City of Toronto had been charged by York Regional Police Human Trafficking Team investigators, in connection with several offences related to the human trafficking of female victims under the age of 18, media reports said.
Alexander Roberts/Courtesy of York Region Police
An investigation began into a suspected pimp, on Tuesday April 3, 2018, believed to be trafficking teenage victims under the age of 18.
It was believed by the investigators that the accused who was active online on a number of social media sites, may be using his accounts to find his victims.
On April 26, 2018, the accused was charged with several offences related to human trafficking.
After locating two teenage female victims, the investigators have released a photo of the accused and are encouraging any additional victims to come forward.
The accused had been charged with Trafficking in Persons Under the Age of 18, Procuring-Person Under 18; Exercise Control, Direction or Influence Over Person Under 18; Possession of Child Pornography x2; Distribution of Child Pornography x2; Advertise Sexual Services x2; Material Benefit Resulting From Trafficking in Persons Under 18; Material Benefit From Sexual Services Provided by Person Under 18; Assault; Fail to comply with Conditions of Recognizance x2