London, Ontario – A 28-year-old man is charged with several offences in relation to the trafficking of a 21-year-old female victim over several years.
The suspect met the victim in 2014, when she was 15 years of age and trafficked her in cities throughout the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in the City of London, beginning in 2016. On more than one occasion, the victim was threatened with a firearm.
In April of 2020, the suspect moved the victim into a London residence and stole her identification. On April 25, 2020, the victim was assaulted by the suspect during an attempt to escape, and sustained minor injuries as a result.
On April 29, 2020, the victim was able to flee the residence and reported the incidents to the Brantford Police Service, who referred the matter to the London Police Service for investigation.
As a result of the investigation, Adil Hosannah, (who also uses the alias Keiko or Osama) 28, of Ajax, is charged by way of warrant of arrest for the following Criminal Code of Canada offences:
• Trafficking in persons under eighteen years by exercising control, etc.;
• Financial/material benefit/trafficking person under 18;
• Procuring/person under 18 years;
• Obtaining sexual services for consideration from person under 18 years;
• Trafficking in persons by exercising control, etc;
• Procuring/recruit person to provide sexual services for consideration;
• Material benefit from sexual services;
• Withhold/destroy travel or identity document/trafficking person over 18;
• Advertising another person’s sexual services;
• Obtaining sexual services for consideration;
• Sexual assault;
• Possess firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order; and
• Point firearm.
The London Police Service is seeking help from the public in locating Adil Hosannah.
He is described as male, Black, approximately 5’5”, 155 lbs, short black hair, brown eyes. (please see the attached photo on our website)
Police are urging anyone who knows of the whereabouts of the man, to contact investigators with the Human Trafficking Unit by calling 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com
London Police Service
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