A Brampton man has been found guilty of numerous offences in connection with a Human Trafficking investigation led by members of the Peel Vice, Narcotics, and Street Level Organized Crime Unit.
In early 2014, a 22 year old woman met Jason Scott through social media. Scott convinced the victim to travel to Toronto from Northern Ontario. Shortly after arriving, Scott began posting ads for sexual services on the internet and arranged for clients to attend various hotels in the GTA. The victim was exploited in the sex trade between April 2014 and June 2015.
In February 2017, Scott was arrested and charged with numerous Human Trafficking related offences.
On February 27, 2019, in the Superior Court of Justice in Brampton, Jason Scott was found guilty of Human Trafficking, Receiving a Material Benefit from Human Trafficking, Assault, Procuring a prostitute, Exercise control over a prostitute, and Deriving a material benefit from prostitution.
On Friday, June 7, 2019, in the Superior Court of Justice in Brampton, Jason Scott, a 36 year old man from Brampton, was sentenced to four years in prison for the offence of Human Trafficking, two years to be served concurrently for Receiving a Material Benefit from Human Trafficking, and six months to be served concurrently for Assault.
Human trafficking is a complex and often a hidden crime that results in serious and long-term trauma for victims. Human traffickers prey on the most vulnerable people in our society and use different tactics to control, abuse, exploit and profit from them. Peel Regional Police is committed to identifying and aiding victims of human trafficking as well as identifying, arresting and prosecuting those responsible for exploiting these victims.
Anyone with information regarding these types of incidents are asked to contact investigators of the Vice, Narcotics, and Street Level Organized Crime Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3555. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.