Cops believe there are more victims in Toronto
The women are young and beautiful, mostly from Eastern European countries, police say.
They travel here based on Internet promises of modelling jobs and a better life.
When they arrive, they are confined to "safe houses" until they can be trusted, police say. Then they’re forced to provide sex to clients who answer Internet ads, earning only enough themselves to survive on.
Police speculate that might be as little as $50 a week, while bringing in up to $10,000 a week for the criminal ring exploiting them.
So far, two women so used are in police detention while four individuals, including a man and wife, are under arrest for a variety of charges including human trafficking and forcible confinement.
Toronto police held a news conference yesterday to appeal to any other women caught on this web to come forward. Det. Sgt. Dale Ervick said he has no idea how many other reluctant sex workers from abroad may be in this city. At this point, he’s guessing another six to 10 victims.