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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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        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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