A Toronto man accused of supplying women with access to drug-addicted sex customers to sexually abuse has been charged in the human trafficking case.
Scott Street, 42, appeared in the Immigration and Refugee Board this week after police issued warrants for his arrest on charges of human trafficking, coercion, sexual assault, robbery, forcible confinement and promoting prostitution. Police say he is known to them.
Before the hearing, which was on Friday, Judge Brenda Johnstone granted Street bail because of the fear and suspicion he might flee Canada if he is released. Street told the court he would abide by the order of the immigration judge.
Street is charged in the case of alleged victims, whose ages range from 20 to 35. Police told the immigration board he knew the victims.
They say their investigation led them to hide suspects after months on the street.
Police would not elaborate on how Street knew the alleged victims, but an unnamed source told the Toronto Star that he was a frequenter at a well-known prostitution organization that specialized in first-time prostitutes and made residents feel unsafe. Police have yet to comment on Street’s activities.
Street appeared before the immigration hearing after he was apprehended in Vancouver on a valid visa. He was arrested after police raided a hotel room in which they found a bevy of women with “numerous” accused sex traffickers, a police source told the Star.
Police would not comment on the alleged victims.
A spokesperson for the Global Affairs Canada told Fox News earlier this week that anyone involved in human trafficking will be deported.
“Foreign offenders, as well as anyone found to be complicit in trafficking in persons, will be arrested and removed from Canada,” the spokesperson said.