The specific details of the case are still being worked out. Charges are expected as soon as Monday.
Toronto is an international tourist destination and home to Canada’s three largest universities, its biggest hockey team and many corporate headquarters.
The university and its teams are a destination for students from around the world as well as a place where the city’s police service and other departments meet.
In January, a 24-year-old law student at the University of Toronto was found wandering in a snowy parking lot in the city, nearly naked. Authorities said she was partially burned from an apparent drug use, had no valid identification and didn’t speak English.
Police identified her as Jennifer “Jenny” Kozak. Days later, she admitted to police officers that she was addicted to crystal meth and was trying to quit.
Two weeks later, the student of Polish descent spoke to the Greek Village
Greek Village Community Coffee & Dessert Café, operated by Toronto Mayor John Tory’s office. He was able to convince her to seek medical care and was reunited with her parents.
While police didn’t state where the girl is from, Kozak’s family said in a press release on June 21 that she had been working as a prostitute in Buffalo, New York.
Tory, who was alerted by Kozak’s family, said that police have found survivors of sex trafficking in Toronto’s Greek Village before.
He asked patrons of the coffee shop to make a donation to the Polaris Project, a Canadian organization that helps victims of human trafficking.