Police are aware of sex trafficking victims vomiting on the stand...and running away from court..."The Defence lawyer tears you to shreds, calls you a liar and twists your words."
It's better to leave a young girl under the control of her pimp than encourage her to escape and leave her stranded. - Katarina MacLeod, Rising Angels
Trafficked teenagers have no one to turn to for help except the 45 year old men that use them for sex.
Continuing Part 4 of the Toronto Star Investigation into human trafficking. Typical victims are not brought in from other countries. They come from all Toronto neighbourhoods and are typically young (under 18).
One sex worker had a client who said he was a judge in Toronto...Another sex worker was seeing a john regularly who one day called her, said he was a police officer and warned her of a raid on the hotel she was prostituting out of.
"I've met girls who have been assaulted so badly they've ingested their own teeth." - Det. David Correa, Toronto Police