Pair Arrested For Allegedly Forcing 16yr-old Into Prostitution

Police say brother and sister beat and pistol-whipped 16-year-old girl.

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    Courtesy for Rey Mena

      Toronto Police have arrested a brother and sister in connection with a human trafficking and juvenile prostitution investigation.

      An investigation began on April 8th after a 16-year-old girl was approached and recruited into prostitution.  Police say the girl was brought to Toronto from another city and was shuttled around from hotel to hotel to engage in prostitution.  Police say the young girl was held for eight months, and was beaten when she attempted to leave the pair.

      20-year-old Tyron Smith and 23-year-old Lamone Smith, both of Toronto have been arrested and are facing numerous charges.

      Investigators believe there may be more victims out there and are asking anyone with information to call Toronto Police. 

      Tyrone Smith, 20, of Toronto, was charged with:

      1) Gang Sexual Assault
      2) Use Firearm during the Commission of an Indictable Offence
      3) Assault with a Weapon
      4) Uttering Death Threats
      5) Forcible Confinement
      6) Assault
      7) Trafficking in Persons Under 18 years of age
      8) Receive Material Benefit Resulting from the Trafficking of Persons
      9) Procuring a Person to become a Prostitute
      10) Exercise Control
      11) Living on the Avails of Prostitution Under 18 years of age
      12) Luring a Child Under 18

      Lamone Smith, 23, of Toronto, was charged with:

      1) Trafficking in Persons Under 18 years of age
      2) Receive Material Benefit Resulting from the Trafficking of Persons
      3) Procuring a Person to become a Prostitute
      4) Exercise Control
      5) Living on the Avails of Prostitution Under 18 years of age
      6) Luring a Child Under 18

      They appeared in court at Old City Hall on Friday, May 9, 2014, room 101.

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      1. Carol Ann Johnspn posted on 05/09/2014 04:37 PM
        IMAGINE~ I would like to see these two get 25yrs and not a day less..we struggle to feed, cloth, send our lovely daughters to school. We love them, teach them right from wrong, and one day "Satan" shows up, to undo all what we had hoped would be a good, and happy life! I am so tired looking these people inowin the face, in the news, knowing, how low and dangerous they are..Watch your girls, please~
        1. Mark posted on 05/09/2014 07:21 PM
          @Carol Ann Johnspn Hmmm... Lets do some math. Based on recently released documents from the government it costs $117,788 a year to house a male inmate. Females cost $211,618 per year. A complete 25yr sentence for both would cost $8,235,150, and that's assuming the price doesn't go up a single nickle over the 25yrs!
          Long term incarceration is not the answer....
      2. Frankie posted on 05/09/2014 05:05 PM
        Castrate him and make her infertile so they can never have children to keep them from bringing up kids the same way.
      3. Greg posted on 05/09/2014 05:45 PM
        I think a 5 year sentence for each charge, served CONSECUTIVELY no CONCURRENTLY as out lovely legal system seems to prefer, seems fair. 60 years for him, 30 for her. You, sounds about right.
        1. Greg posted on 05/09/2014 05:46 PM
          @Greg Wow, great typing, Greg. *not and *Yup
      4. danny posted on 05/09/2014 06:52 PM
        Just put them monkeys on a raft and send them to Jamaica.
      5. lynne posted on 05/09/2014 06:59 PM
        i also think they should just be sent back to wherever they came from, trouble is, they'll be back in no time. Otherwise, yes, throw the book @ them, consecutive sentences for both. They are evil, & castration would be great for that asshole brother. For her, too bad we can't do unto her as she did unto that poor girl. Their parents should be so ashamed with the piss-poor job they did with those 2 no good creeps.
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