Human Trafficking suspect arrested by Halton Police

Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking suspect arrested by Halton Police

The Halton Regional Police Service – Human Trafficking Unit arrested a Toronto male for exploiting an adult female for sexual purposes.

On July 31, 2019, the suspect, Everett Effah (30) was arrested and subsequently charged with the following criminal offences:

  1. Trafficking in Persons
  2. Receiving Material Benefit Resulting from Trafficking in Persons
  3. Receiving Material Benefit from Prostitution
  4. Exercise Control
  5. Advertising Sexual Services
  6. Living off the Avails of Prostitution
  7. Procure to Become a Prostitute
  8. Assault
  9. Assault with a Weapon
  10. Sexual Assault
  11. Possession of a Controlled Substance

The investigation began after receiving information brought forward by the victim in this occurrence.

The suspect, Effah is currently being held in custody while awaiting a Bail Hearing.

Anyone who may have additional information pertaining to the offences related to this Accused are asked to contact Detective Dan Ciardullo (905-825-4747 X 5331) of the Halton Regional Police Service – Human Trafficking Unit.

The Halton Regional Police Service is a member of the Halton Collaborative Against Human Trafficking along with several other stakeholders and agencies. This Collaborative is dedicated towards providing services and support to those who have experienced Human Trafficking in Halton and surrounding regions.

Local organizations such as “SAVIS” (www.savisofhalton.org) are able to provide first response care and support to victims of human trafficking.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something?” Contact “Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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