Two Quebec men are facing a combined 15 charges in a human trafficking investigation.
Sifeddine Bilachi, 24, and Nacim Hamouni, 25, are accused of recruiting a 24-year-old woman they met in Montreal to work in the sex trade.
They allegedly brought her to Ottawa and Toronto, advertised her services online and demanded she give them all of the proceeds.
Police say she was forced to do sex work on an almost nightly basis, and the men made her comply with their demands through threats of violence.
Toronto Police were notified on Nov. 6, when the woman turned up at a hospital with injuries. Police allege Bilachi stole her cell phone, then assaulted and choked her after she refused escort work that day.
The men are facing six charges in common, including trafficking in persons by recruiting, material benefit from sexual services and procuring/exercising control. Bilachi also faces assault, overcome resistance by attempting to choke and theft charges.
The men were arrested near Long Sault, Ont., on their way back to Quebec. They appeared in court at Old City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Toronto Police are encouraging anyone affected by human trafficking to come forward.