A Toronto man has been charged with human trafficking offences and investigators are attempting to confirm there are no other victims.
Sydney BUNKUNA, age 22 of Toronto, is charged with: Trafficking Person Over 18, Material benefit from Trafficking in Person over 18, Procuring-Recruit person to provide sexual services, Procuring-Exercise Control, Obtain Sexual Services for Consideration, Advertising Sexual Services and Material Benefit from Sexual Services. He was held for a bail hearing.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, members of the DRPS Human Trafficking Unit were conducting a proactive initiative and located a 19-year-old female victim being forced to work in the sex trade and all of her money was being taken. The victim had met the accused on a dating app. She was brought to various hotels in Ontario.
Investigators located the suspect on scene; however, he fled on foot. On Thursday, November 19, 2020, the male was located and arrested without incident at Toronto Pearson Airport. The accused was attempting to flee to another province with the victim. The accused has ties to Hamilton, Barrie, Toronto, and Peel Region.
A photo of the accused is attached as investigators are attempting to confirm there are no other victims.
Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to call D/Cst. Belanger of the Human Trafficking Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 3719.
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