Human Trafficking Investigation, Tyvon Hall, 25, facing seven charges
Broadcast time: 09:40
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Unit: Sex Crimes
Case #: 2021-128687
The Toronto Police Service's Human Trafficking Enforcement Team has laid seven charges against a Barrie man.
It is alleged that:
- a man met a 28-year-old woman through a mutual friend and convinced her to work in the sex trade
- he assisted the victim in creating an advertisement website offering the sale of her sexual services
- he forced the victim to have sexual intercourse with him
It is further alleged that:
- she worked in the sex trade for a short period of time and when she arrived home the man wanted the money she made to be turned over to him
- she tried to get the money back but he assaulted her and robbed the money and a cell phone
On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Tyvon Hall, 25, of Barrie, surrendered to police at 12 Division. He was arrested and charged with:
1. Sexual Assault
2. Assault Cause Bodily Harm
3. Uttering Threat - Bodily Harm
5. Fail to Comply Probation
6. Trafficking in Persons by Exercising Influence
7. Material Benefit from Sexual Services
He was scheduled to appear at court on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 10 a.m., at 2201 Finch Avenue West, Room 206.
Tyvon Hall also used an alias of Luka Borden.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.
Police would also urge anyone who has been a victim of Human Trafficking to come forward 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.
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 a forced labour purpose. Victims can be men, women or children; can be Canadian citizens; 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 Enforcement Team of Sex Crimes is dedicated to investigating these crimes against vulnerable members of society. For more information, please visit the Sex Crimes website.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant David Correa, Sex Crimes - Human Trafficking Team
Above: Man charged in Human Trafficking investigation