21-year-old Toronto man charged in human trafficking case


Ankush Avishek – held in Human Trafficking case

The Sex Crimes Human Trafficking Enforcement Team of Toronto Police  arrested, Ankush Avishek,  a 21-year-old Toronto man after investigations into a Human Trafficking case.

It is alleged that:  in 2013, a woman, 19, and a man met on Facebook and began a relationship while neither of them resided in Canada.

In the spring of 2016, both came to Canada and the woman began working at a spa. She was directed by the man to perform sexual acts on customers so that she could earn mony.

Police said the woman was given a strict quota of the number of men she had to have contact with and if she did not meet the quota, the man would not allow her into their home.

It was also alleged that the man, on several occasions, physically assaulted the woman and would not allow the woman out of his sight unless she was at work.

The women’s co-workers noticed injuries on her body and contacted police, after which  Ankush Avishek Monebhurrun was arrested.

He has been charged with 1) Trafficking in Persons 2) Sexual Assault  3) Assault 4) Material Benefit Persons Over 18 years 5) Material Benefit from Sexual Services
6) Exercising Control

Police are concerned there may be other victims and have asked affected individuals in similar cases and eport Human Trafficking occurrences. “We want to make sure that everyone has access to support services and an exit strategy, regardless of their decision to proceed criminally,” the police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website. – CINEWS

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