A 39 year old man and a 16 year old girl are both facing charges in a human trafficking investigation.
According to Toronto police, a 16 year old girl was recruited by the 16 year old suspect on Tuesday February 1st, and taken from Hamilton to a hotel in Niagara Falls.
Once there, the suspect took photo’s of the victim and posted them on an internet escort site advertising sexual services, the victim was then forced to have sex with multiple clients and to hand over all the money.
It is then alleged that the girl took the victim from Niagara Falls to Toronto on Saturday, February 19th, where she introduced her to a man.
Police say that the man and girl controlled the victim with drugs and alcohol and once again posted photo’s of her online and and forced her into the sex trade.
It’s also alleged that the victim was both assaulted and sexually assaulted by the male suspect.
On Tuesday February 23rd, 39 year old Courtney Rocker of Toronto (pictured) and the 16 year old, who cannot be named were arrested.
The pair are facing 11 charges between them including trafficking of a person under the age of 18 years, financial/material benefit resulting from trafficking a person under 18, advertising another person’s sexual services, while Rocker is facing an assault and a sexual assault charge.
Police fear there may be other victims and are encouraging anyone who may have been affected to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).