A Brampton man has been sentenced to four years in prison following a trial and human trafficking investigation.
On Febuary 27, 2019, the Superior Court of Justice in Brampton found 36 year old Jason Scott guilty of human trafficking.
Scott was also found guilty of assault, procuring a prostitute, exercising control over a prostitute, receiving a material benefit from human trafficking, and deriving a material benefit from prostitution.
In early 2014, Scott met a 22 year old woman on social media and convinced her to move to Toronto from Northern Ontario.
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Shortly after arriving, Scott began posting ads for sexual services on the internet and arranged for clients to attend various hotels in the GTA.
The victim was exploited in the sex trade between April 2014 and June 2015, according to police.
Scott was arrested and charged in February 2017.
“Human trafficking is a complex and often a hidden crime that results in serious and long-term trauma for victims. Human traffickers prey on the most vulnerable people in our society and use different tactics to control, abuse, exploit and profit from them,” police say.
“Peel Regional Police is committed to identifying and aiding victims of human trafficking as well as identifying, arresting and prosecuting those responsible for exploiting these victims.”