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)
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.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising