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Trio forced girl, 14, to perform sex acts for cash: Cops

Toronto Sun crime reporter Chris Doucette. (Sun files)

By Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun

TORONTO - 

Two men and one woman face human trafficking and other related offences after a teenage girl was rescued from a downtown hotel room.

Toronto Police allege the girl spent about a week confined to a room, forced to perform sex acts for cash, until security officers at the hotel near Bay and Dundas Sts. responded to a noise complaint last Friday.

“In the room, they found a 14-year-old girl,” Const. Jenifferjit Sidhu said Tuesday.

She said investigators believe the teen was “procured into the sex trade.”

“She was invited to a hotel by the (three accused), then forced to provide sexual services over the course of a week,” Sidhu alleged. “She was forced to turn over all the money to the (accused trio).”

It’s alleged the teen was confined in the hotel room, her personal belongings including her cellphone taken away, and the hotel room phone disabled.

Investigators also allege the three accused placed advertisements for sexual services online and “made arrangements with clients.”

“The 14-year-old girl feared for her safety and was not able to leave,” Sidhu said.

The Sex Crimes Human Trafficking Enforcement Team arrested two men and a woman on Friday.

Sage Finestone, 21, and Nicholas Faria, 19, both of Toronto, and Natasha Robataille, 18, of no fixed address, are charged with forcible confinement, trafficking in persons by recruiting, trafficking of a person under the age of 18 years exercise control, material benefit resulting from trafficking in persons, financial/material benefit trafficking person under 18, material benefit from sexual services, material benefit from sexual services provided by a person under 18, procuring/exercising control, procuring/recruit person under 18 years, and advertising another person’s sexual services.

“The 14-year-old girl has been returned home to her family and is now safe,” Sidhu said.

Police have released photos of the accused trio because they are concerned about the possibility of other victims.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Sex Crimes Unit at 416-808-7474 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

chris.doucette@sunmedia.ca