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Charges Laid in Human Trafficking Investigation

The Halton Regional Police Service – Human Trafficking Unit has laid charges in relation to a human trafficking investigation.

Investigation determined that the victim was trafficked by a male party over a period of time throughout the GTA. 

On April 13, 2023, the suspect, Jamil WONG (32) of Markham was arrested and has been charged with:

  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Receive Material Benefit Resulting from Trafficking in Persons
  • Receive Material Benefit Resulting from Sexual Services
  • Procuring a Person to Provide Sexual Services
  • Exercising Control, Direction or Influence over the Movements of a Person
  • Knowingly Advertise Sexual Services
  • Sexual Assault

WONG was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims in relation to Wong and are asking anyone with information, or anyone who has been victimized by him to contact the Human Trafficking Unit at 905-825-4777 ext. 4983.

The accused also goes by the nicknames “RBC” and “Royal”.  A photo of Wong is attached. 

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

The Halton Regional Police Service firmly believes that every person has the right to feel safe in our community.

Victims of violence and/or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact the Halton Regional Police Service. The following is a list of valuable support services and resources in our region for victims of violence and/or sexual assault:

  • Halton Regional Police Service Victim Services Unit 905-825-4777 ext. 5239 or by email at VictimServices@haltonpolice.ca
  • Nina’s Place Sexual Assault and Domestic Assault Care Centre 905-336-4116 or 905-681-4880
  • Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS) 905-875-1555 (24-hour crisis line)
  • Radius Child & Youth Services 905-825-3242 (Oakville) or 1-855-744-9001
  • Kid’s Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 (24-hour crisis line)
  • THRIVE Counselling 905-845-3811 or 905-637-5256

Signs / Indicators of Human Trafficking

  • Not being allowed to speak for themselves;
  • Not having control of their own money or cellphone;
  • Suddenly having a new or second cell phone with a secret number;
  • Being controlled by others and escorted at all times;
  • Not being allowed to contact family or friends;
  • Withdrawing from family and friends;
  • Providing rehearsed answers to casual questions;
  • Being secretive about their activities;
  • Showing signs of abuse, such as bruising, cigarette burns, fractures, etc.
  • Having a new boyfriend, girlfriend or friend who they won’t introduce to friends/family; and
  • Having new items (clothing, jewelry etc.) outside their financial means.

What Should I Do if I Think Someone is a Victim of Trafficking?

If there is immediate danger or if you suspect someone is being trafficked, call 9-1-1.

You may also call the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-833-900-1010.

The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline is a confidential, multilingual service, operating 24/7 to connect victims and survivors with social services, law enforcement, and emergency services, as well as receive tips from the public. The hotline uses a victim-centered approach when connecting human trafficking victims and survivors with local emergency, transition, and/or long-term supports and services across the country, as well as connecting callers to law enforcement where appropriate.

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