SELECTED CASE LAW
In 2018 ONSC 746, Mr. E was found guilty of trafficking a person under the age of 18, procuring a person under 18 for sexual services, receiving material benefit from trafficking a person under 18, sexual interference, sexual assault and unlawful confinement. Mr. H, a second co-accused, was found guilty of the same offences. Mr. AM, a third co-accused, was found guilty of trafficking a person under the age of 18, procuring a person under 18 for sexual services, and receiving a material benefit from trafficking a person under 18.
Ms. S, a 15-year-old girl, ran away from home. She was addicted to crystal methamphetamine. She went to a male friend’s house who she knew through Facebook. This friend knew Mr. AM through social media and knew he was looking for young women to sell for sexual services that he and a few other men ran. The friend put Ms. S in contact with Ms. AM. She thought it was to work for him to earn money selling drugs but did not know that the intention was to have her sell sexual services. Mr. H, Mr. E, and Mr. AM held Ms. S against her will at a hotel and made her take sexualized photos of herself, which were posted online to advertise that she was available for sexual services. Over several days, she was forced to perform sexual services on Mr. H and Mr. E, which the Crown counsel described as a “gang rape”. She was forced to have sex with other people who paid for her sexual services but she did not get to keep the money. The men threatened her with violence and death threats. She later called the police for help.
Mr. AM was sentenced to six years in jail. Mr. H was sentenced to nine years in jail. Additional orders include a weapons ban for life, a DNA order, a lifetime sex offender registration, a no contact order, limitations on being near young people, and limitations on his internet and cell phone usage. Mr. E was sentenced to seven years in jail. Additional orders included a weapons ban for life, a DNA order, a life time sex offender registration, a no contact order, limitations on being near young people, and limitations on his internet and cell phone usage.
Also see: 2017 ONSC 5537 (trial).
Criminal Offence(s): Sexual Assault