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[TPS] – Two men face 30 charges in Human Trafficking/Sexual Assault investigation, Drugs and a gun seized, Police believe there may be other victims, Update, New arrest made

In Writing (all kinds) on April 4, 2016 at 2:52 PM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Two men face 30 charges in Human Trafficking/Sexual Assault investigation, Drugs and a gun seized, Police believe there may be other victims, Update, New arrest made

Monday, April 4, 20162:22 PM
Specialized Criminal Investigations
416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of arrests made in a Sexual Assault investigation.

See excerpt from previous news release:

On Sunday, December 13, 2015, the Toronto Police Sex Crimes – Human Trafficking Enforcement Team, with the assistance of the 54 Division Major Crime Unit, started an investigation into a Human Trafficking/Sexual Assault occurrence.

It is alleged that:

– a 20-year-old woman was picked up by a man known to her and driven to his home

– once in the home, she was introduced to three unknown men

– her acquaintance displayed a firearm and all four men sexually assaulted her

– she was then forced into a room at the residence and the door was locked

– several hours later, the four men returned and she was sexually assaulted again

– she was locked back up in the room

– the next day, she was taken to the Toronto Plaza Hotel, at 1677 Wilson Avenue, and kept in a room

– her acquaintance posted photos of her on backpages.com, advertising sexual services

– her acquaintance once again displayed the gun and ordered her to take a shower and prepare for additional clients

– she was able to escape and call police

It is further alleged that:

– on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, a Criminal Code search warrant was executed at a home

– the woman’s acquaintance and one of the other men were located and arrested

– during the search of the residence, a loaded .357 calibre revolver and a quantity of cocaine were seized

Gavin Campbell (her acquaintance), 20, of Toronto, is charged with:

1) Sexual Assault
2) Forcible Confinement
3) Trafficking In Persons
4) Procuring or Exercising Control
5) Advertising Sexual Services
6) Use Firearm in Commission of an Offence
7) Careless Use of a Firearm
8) Sexual Assault with a Weapon
9) Contravention of Storage Regulations
10) Possession of Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
11) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
12) Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
13) Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
14) Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
15) Careless Storage of Ammunition
16) Possession of a Scheduled I Substance (Cocaine)
17) Fail to Comply with Recognizance

Trian Vassel, 19, of Toronto, is charged with:

1) Sexual Assault
2) Forcible Confinement
3) Use Firearm in Commission of an Offence
4) Careless Use of a Firearm
5) Sexual Assault with a Weapon
6) Contravention of Storage Regulations
7) Possession of Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
8) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
9) Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
10) Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
11) Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
12) Careless Storage of Ammunition
13) Possession of a Scheduled I Substance (Cocaine)

Both men were scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 10 a.m., room 101.

Two other men remain outstanding and police continue to search for them.

Police believe there may be other victims.

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, Sex Crimes, with the assistance of 23 Division, arrested Keyon Small, 20, of Toronto.

He is charged with:

1) Assault
2) Sexual Assault
3) Sexual Interference
4) Forcible Confinement
5) Gang Sexual Assault

He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Friday, April 1, 2016,10 a.m., room 507.

Police believe there may be other victims.

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.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Autumn Withrow, Sex Crimes

Attachments to this release are available on our website.

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