Toronto man faces nine charges in trafficking probe

Lester Mason
January 12, 2018

Police have arrested a Toronto man for allegedly assaulting and forcing two young women into the sex trade. Following that meeting, police allege that the men forced the victim to perform sexual services in multiple cities over a five-day period.

In that time, police say money was stolen from her and both men refused her food.

Police say the investigation into human trafficking continues and may involve more than one victim.

The woman was able to escape on October 6 and contacted police.

Tshibangu Kazadi, also known as Yannick Kazadi, 26, of Whitby, is charged with: financial/material benefit trafficking person over 18; three counts of procuring/exercising control; withholding travel documents; trafficking in persons; advertising another person's sexual services; uttering threats; assault; mischief under $5,000; forcible confinement.

The man allegedly took pictures of the women in stages of undress and posted them online on a site for sexual services.

Both men, who are known to frequent the Oshawa, Toronto, Burlington, Hamilton and Niagara Falls areas, had a January 7 court appearance.

The advertised job was for a registered massage therapist, and both women went to the male suspect's apartment separately for what they believed would be an interview.

It is alleged the suspect made arrangements with clients at his apartment to have sex for money.

Later that day, 57-year-old David Brown was arrested.

The men - known to frequent the Burlington, Hamilton and Niagara Falls, Toronto, and Oshawa areas - were arrested on January 6.

Kazadi was charged with 11 offences including trafficking, uttering threats, assault and forcible confinement.

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