York Police have charged a 20 year old Markham man in relation to juvenile prostitution offences after the assault of a 17-year-old girl.
Investigators were called to a condominium on Cox Boulevard in Markham on Sunday at around 9:30 p.m. for reports of an injured girl.
Police say the girl was suffering from obvious injuries when they arrived.
The suspect was arrested in one of the units and the teen was taken to hospital for her injuries.
It’s alleged that 20 year old Edwin Jack had been controlling the victim and exploiting her as a juvenile prostitute.
Jack, also known as Ziggy or Demario Thompson, is facing 14 charges including Trafficking in Persons Under 18 and sexual assault.
His picture has been released as police believe there may be more victims.
Edwin Jack, AKA Ziggy, now facing multiple charges in relation to juvenile prostitution after assault in Markham pic.twitter.com/WWPg7R22SP
— York Regional Police (@YRP) January 12, 2016