Suspected Pimps Arrested After Luring Teens to Hotels in Mississauga
Two men have been charged in connection with sex trafficking incidents involving teenagers that took place in Toronto and Mississauga.
According to Toronto police, a 17-year-old girl met a man named Dondre Jamari Hibbert, also known as "Jinx," through Instagram about a year ago. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, he asked the girl to meet him and she agreed. The suspect allegedly told the victim that she could make "a lot of money" working for him in the sex trade.
According to police, the man transported the girl to the Monte Carlo Inn in Mississauga and took photos of her in "certain stages of undress." The man then posted the images on sexual service website backpages.com. Police say the man controlled all communications with customers via text messages and told the girl what services to provide and how much to charge. According to police, the man took all the money.
At this time, the 17-year-old introduced her 18-year-old friend to the man and he convinced her to work in the sex trade as well.
Police say the man transported the two females to the Studio Six Motel in Mississauga and introduced them to another man named Stephen McGann.
It's been alleged that both men took photos of the girl and woman and posted them on backpages.com, advertising for sexual services. A short time later, the girl and woman were transported to the Knights Inn in Toronto. At this point, Hibbert turned control of the females over to McGann. More salacious photos were taken and McGann told the girl and woman who to work with and what to charge.
All money was also turned over to him.
On Saturday, October 15, 2016, an anonymous caller contacted police, claiming there were two females in a room at the Knights Inn Motel and numerous men coming in and out. Officers from the 43 Division visited the motel and were able to intervene and locate the girl and woman.
Twenty-year-old Toronto man Stephen McGann has been charged with 15 offenses, including trafficking in persons under 18 years by recruiting, procuring/exercising control over a person under 18, import/sell/distribute child pornography, material benefit from sexual services and more.
Twenty-year-old Pickering man Dondre Jamari Hibbert turned himself into police and was subsequently charged with the same offenses.
Toronto police would are encouraging all affected individuals to come forward and report human trafficking occurrences to police.
"We want to make sure that everyone has access to support services and an exit strategy, regardless of their decision to proceed criminally," Toronto Police Services wrote in a news release.
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, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
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