Peel Police – Warrant of Arrest Issued in Human Trafficking Investigation
Brampton – Investigators from the Major Drugs and Vice Bureau are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a male who is believed to be actively evading arrest. A Canada Wide arrest warrant remains outstanding in relation to a human trafficking investigation that occurred in the City of Mississauga.
On Friday, February 3, 2017, police responded to a report of a male suspect who had violently assaulted a female. Further investigation determined that the male had exploited the female victim in the sex trade for a period of time.
It is alleged that the suspect profited from the victim’s acts, and that he exercised control over all aspects of her life.
Investigators have issued an arrest warrant for Kartel PYE, a 26 year-old male of no fixed address, for the following offences:
Derive a Material Benefit from Sexual Services
Trafficking in Persons
Receiving Benefit Resulting From Trafficking in Persons
Withholding or Destroying Documents for the Purposes of Trafficking in Persons
Assault x 2
Assault Cause Bodily Harm
Overcoming Resistance by Attempting to Choke, Suffocate or Strangle Another Person
Utter Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm
Kartel PYE is described as male black, 5’7” tall, 169 pounds with a medium build, and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on the left side of his neck.
Investigators believe that PYE travels frequently between the G.T.A. and his hometown of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.