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Girl, 14, forced into week of sex work at downtown hotel

03/03/2015 12:01 EST | Updated 05/03/2015 05:59 EDT
Three people have been charged with human trafficking after Toronto police rescued a 14-year-old girl who they said was forced into sex work at a downtown hotel.

Police said security staff responded to a noise complaint in a hotel room in the Bay Street and Dundas Street West area last Friday night. Inside, they found a 14-year-old girl who told them she had been forced into the sex trade.

The teen told police she had been invited to the hotel by the three accused, and was then held in the room and forced to provide sexual services for a week.

The girl said she feared for her safety and couldn't contact anyone because her cellphone was confiscated and the hotel phone was disabled.

Meanwhile, police allege, the accused advertised the girl's services online and arranged meetings with clients. Police said the girl was forced to turn over all of the profits to the alleged offenders.

Police said the 14-year-old victim is back at home with her family.

The three accused — a 21-year-old man, a 19-year-old man, and an 18-year-old woman — each face 10 charges including forcible confinement, human trafficking and benefiting from sexual services provided by a person under the age of 18.

All three appeared in court last Saturday.

Police also said they're concerned there could be more alleged victims.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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