Man arrested, illegal drugs, weapons seized during human trafficking in Toronto

Everoy Swaby, 35, of Toronto, was arrested and charged in an investigation into human trafficking in Toronto.

Toronto police have arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with an investigation into human trafficking.

Investigators allege that the accused – Everoy Swaby from Toronto – over a period of two months has been having sex with a 30-year-old woman in the Toronto area.

They say the victim was brought to sex work through “deception and coercion” and transferred all the money she earned to one person.

Police say an order was executed in an apartment in Toronto where they found a quantity of illegal drugs and a gun.

In a December 23 press release, police said the November 18 human trafficking team arrested Swaby and charged him with 25 related offenses. He was due to appear in court on December 3, police said.

Investigators believe there may be more victims and urge anyone with information to contact Toronto police at 416-808-7474 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.222tips.com.

Investigators are urging anyone who has been the victim of human trafficking to step forward and seek help.

“We want to ensure that everyone has access to support services and an exit strategy, regardless of their decision to take criminal action,” Toronto police said in the press release.

Human trafficking is defined as any person who recruits, transports, transfers, receives, holds, hides or houses a person or exercises control, direction or influence over a person’s movements for the purpose of exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation, f. a sexual or a forced labor purpose. Victims, who may be men, women or children, may be relocated across local, provincial or national borders. They can also be forced through violence or the threat of violence against family and friends.

For more information, visit the Toronto Police Sex Crimes website.

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