Halton police charge Toronto man with several human-trafficking related offences


Published January 7, 2022 at 3:34 pm

A Toronto man is facing several human-trafficking related charges after being arrested by Halton Police Wednesday.

Halton police were investigating the exploitation of a woman in the region, as well as Toronto, with allegations going back to the time between 2016 and 2020.

On Wednesday Jan. 5, investigators arrested 26 year-old Paolo Fadul-Gonzalez of Toronto.

He has been charged with the following:

  • Trafficking of a person under 18 years of age
  • Procuring a person under 18 years of age
  • Receive material benefit from sexual services provided by a person under 18 years of age
  • Receive material benefit resulting from trafficking in persons
  • Procuring by exercising control
  • Advertising sexual advertisements
  • Sexual Assault (x2)
  • Assault

Fadul-Gonzalez was held in custody pending a bail hearing in Milton.

Police believe there is potential for additional victims and ask that anyone with information contact the Human Trafficking Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 5331.

The Halton Regional Police Service firmly believes every person has the right to feel safe in our community.

Victims of violence and/or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact the Halton Regional Police Service. The following is a list of valuable support services and resources in our region for victims of violence and/or sexual assault:

  • Halton Regional Police Service Victim Services Unit 905-825-4777 ext. 5239 or by email at [email protected]
  • Nina’s Place Sexual Assault and Domestic Assault Care Centre 905-336-4116 or 905-681-4880
  • Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS) 905-875-1555 (24-hour crisis line)
  • Radius Child & Youth Services 905-825-3242 (Oakville) or 1-855-744-9001
  • Kid’s Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 (24-hour crisis line)
  • THRIVE Counselling 905-845-3811 or 905-637-5256
  • Elizabeth Fry Society Halton-Peel 905-878-2075

If there is immediate danger or if you suspect someone is being trafficked, call 9-1-1. You may also call the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-833-900-1010.

The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline is a confidential, multilingual service, operating 24/7 to connect victims and survivors with social services, law enforcement, and emergency services, as well as receive tips from the public.

The hotline uses a victim-centered approach when connecting human trafficking victims and survivors with local emergency, transition, and/or long-term supports and services across the country, as well as connecting callers to law enforcement where appropriate.

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