Thursday, August 18, 2016
Matthew Maxwell, 26, charged in human trafficking investigation, Toronto Police said on Aug. 18, 2016 BLM Black Lives Matter
Toronto Police allege the 26-year-old man convinced a 21-year-old woman to have sex for money and forced illicit drugs on her so he could control her.
The woman didn’t want to work in the sex trade, police said Thursday, and she tried to avoid the drugs, but the man allegedly threatened to inject them into her.
He also assaulted the woman and threatened her family to keep control of her, according to police.
Matthew Maxwell, of no fixed address, was located Monday, eight days after police started their investigation.
He is charged with 20 counts including extortion, forcible confinement, choking and trafficking.
Police say they’re concerned there may be other victims, and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
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