Toronto Police Service News Release. Address: 40 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2J3. Website:

Man Charged in Human Trafficking Investigation, Temidayo OLASUSI, 33 years, Photograph Released

Broadcast time: 15:00
Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2023
Unit: Sex Crimes
Phone: 416-808-7474
Case #: 2023-1085888

The Toronto Police Service is making the public aware of an arrest made in a Human Trafficking Investigation.
The Toronto Police Service - Human Trafficking Unit commenced an investigation in May 2023.

It is alleged that:
  •  The accused met the victim through a social media platform. After a period, the two arranged to meet.
  •  Using threats and physical violence, the accused sex trafficked the adult female victim from April 2023 to May 2023 throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  •  All of the money earned by the victim through the trafficking period was taken by the accused.
  •  The victim escaped and reported to the police.

On September 28, 2023, the accused, Temidayo OLASUSI, 33 years, of Toronto, was arrested by the Toronto Police Service for the following offences:
  •  Uttering threats/death or bodily harm
  •  Possess restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a licence and registration certificate
  •  Trafficking in persons
  •  Material benefit trafficking in persons over 19
  •  Procuring/exercising control
  •  Material benefit from sexual services
  •  Advertising another person's sexual services
  •  Assault
  •  Assault/Choking

He is described as male, black, 6' (183 cm), 180lbs (82kg), thin build, black braided hair.

He was scheduled to appear in Court at the Toronto Regional bail Court, 2201 Finch Avenue West on September 29, 2023, at 10:00am, in room 107.

Police are concerned there may be additional victims.

Human Trafficking means every person who recruits, transports, transfers, receives, holds, conceals or harbours a person, or exercises control, direction or influence over the movements of a person, for the purpose of exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation, for a sexual purpose or forced labour purpose. Victims can be any person, and can be moved across local, provincial or national borders. They can be coerced through violence or the threat of violence against family and friends.

The Human Trafficking Unit of Sex Crimes is dedicated to investigating these crimes against vulnerable members of society. For more information, please visit the Sex Crimes website.

Police would like to encourage all affected individuals to come forward and report Human Trafficking occurrences to police. We want to make sure that everyone has access to support services and an exit strategy, regardless of their decision to proceed criminally.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4838 or [email protected], Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at

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By Detective Paul Martin for Inspector Susan Gomes, Toronto Police Service - Specialized Criminal Investigations - Sex Crimes, Human Trafficking Unit.

Man Charged in Human Trafficking Investigation, Temidayo OLASUSI, 33 years, Photograph Released
Above: Image of Temidayo OLASUSI, man charged in Human Trafficking Investigation

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