Durham Police arrest Toronto teen, Mississauga man in sex trafficking investigation

Published January 4, 2022 at 8:24 am

Durham Regional Police have arrested a man and a teenage girl in connection to a months-long human trafficking investigation.

In a press release issued Tuesday (Jan. 4), the police service said an investigation was launched in November after a 16-year-old girl was reportedly trafficked for sex at a hotel in Oshawa.


“With the assistance of Waterloo Regional Police and Guelph Police Services, a 33-year-old male, and a 15-year-old female were arrested and they are facing numerous human-trafficking charges,” Durham Police said in the release.

Nicholas Hill, age 33, of Hurontario Street in Mississauga, is charged with:

  • Trafficking In Persons Under 18 Years by Exercising Control
  • Permit Person Under 18 Years of Age on Premise for Prohibited Sexual Activity x2
  • Material Benefit from Sexual Services Provided by Person Under 18 Years
  • Advertising Another Person’s Sexual Services
  • Procuring / Exercising Control Over Person Under 18
  • Financial/Material Benefit Trafficking Person Under 18

Additionally, a 15-year-old girl from Toronto is charged with:

  • Trafficking in Persons Under 18 Years by Exercising Control
  • Advertising Another Person’s Sexual Services
  • Procuring / Exercising Control Over Person Under 18
  • Financial/Material Benefit Trafficking Person Under 18 and Material Benefit from Sexual Services Provided by Person Under 18 Years

Both suspects are being held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this investigation, or who may have been a victim, is asked to contact D/Cst.Brouwer of the Human Trafficking Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5698.

Anyone with information about human trafficking is urged to call 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5600 to speak with an investigator.

Those not comfortable speaking with police, can utilize www.stopht.com and select a resource.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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