Toronto Police - in partnership with the Canada Border Services Agency, the U.S. Customs Agency, and Peel Regional Police Service - have made another arrest in connection with an ongoing human trafficking investigation in Toronto. Last June, police commenced a Toronto-based human trafficking investigation of a girl under 14 years of age. It was alleged that the girl was forced into the sex trade (providing sexual services for money), and all the money that she had earned was immediately taken away from her by her trafficker.
Tal Amdurski, 37, of Toronto, was arrested last year on the basis of 8 different charges. Amdurski appeared in court in Toronto back in October. The charges include:
- Illegally trafficking a person under the age of 18 by recruiting
- Financially and materially benefiting from trafficking a person under the age of 18
- Materially benefiting from sexual services provided by a person under the age of 18
- Exercising control over a minor
- Advertising another person's sexual services
- Sexual assault
- Sexually interfering with a minor
- Obtaining sexual services for consideration from a minor
Below is Amdurski's mugshot photo, provided by the Toronto Police:
Another man, 57-year-old Tomas Graff, of Brook Park, Minnesota, was arrested in connection with the alleged solicitation of sexual services from the girl. Although this man is a resident of the United States, he has reportedly travelled to Toronto numerous times for business and solicited sexual services from the girl last June.
Graff has been charged with obtaining sexual services from a minor, sexual assault, sexual interference with a minor, and invitation to sexual touching under 16. He appeared in a Toronto court this month. Graff is pictured below:
Police believe other victims may be connected to this case, and encourage all affected individuals to come forward and report human trafficking incidents, regardless if they want to criminally charge their assailants.
The Toronto Police's Human Trafficking Enforcement Team is striving to inform the public to be aware that perpetrators who traffick children and adults into the sex trade will be investigated and arrested, regardless of their country of origin. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit The Toronto Police Service's Sex Crimes website.
If you have any information related to this or any other case, please contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).