Arrests made in human traffic investigation

14-year-old held captive in hotel for a week, police say

Three arrests have been made by Toronto police relating to a human trafficking investigation.

On Feb. 27, security staff at a hotel near Bay and Dundas streets were called to a room because of a noise complaint by hotel guests, police report.

Staff found a 14-year-old girl in the room during the investigation.

It is alleged the girl had been invited to the hotel a week earlier and she was forcibly confined and forced into the sex trade.

Police say the victim’s personal belongings, including her cellphone, were taken from her upon being held in the room.  The suspects also disabled the hotel room’s phone and then placed online ads, soliciting sexual services to potential clients. The victim was forced to turn over any money made from interactions with the clients.

The police’s Sex Crimes Human Trafficking Enforcement Team was called on scene after the discovery.

Nicholas Faria, 19, Sage Finestone, 21, and Natasha Robataille, 18, have been charged with forcible confinement, trafficking a person under the age of 18, material benefit from sexual services and seven other charges.

The suspects appeared in court on Feb. 28.

The victim has since been reunited with her family, but police believe there may be more victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.222tips.com