On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, Pardis Senoubari Abedini turned herself in to #2 District in the Town of Richmond Hill. The accused was wanted on a warrant for several human trafficking related offences.
York Regional Police has thanked the media and the public for their assistance which led to the accused turning herself in.
Investigators believe there may be additional victims and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Pardis has been charged with Trafficking in Persons, Uttering Threats x4, Material Benefit, Exercising Control over a Prostitute, Advertising Sexual Services and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.
The accused has been held in custody and will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on June 8, 2016.
Members of the Drugs and Vice Unit are continuing their aggressive efforts in combating human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women and underage girls. In many cases, women and young girls involved in prostitution are forced into the sex trade through violence, threats of violence, coercion and trickery. York Regional Police considers these women and girls to be victims of crime and we are committed to investigating all incidents relating to human trafficking and providing assistance to victims. Investigators are willing to speak with anyone involved in the sex trade who may be looking for a way out or who may require assistance to escape these dangerous circumstances.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact the York Regional Police Drugs and Vice Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7817, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. – CINEWS