Arrest Made in Human Trafficking Investigation

Posted On Thursday June 13, 2024

Region of Peel – Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Specialized Enforcement Bureau - Vice have arrested and charged a man in relation to a sex trafficking investigation in Peel Region. 

In May 2024, officers investigated a report of a woman being allegedly trafficked by the suspect over a period of time.  The suspect created online advertisements, exercised control over aspects of the victim’s life, and profited financially from it.  

After an investigation, William Wylie, a 40-year-old man from Mississauga was arrested and charged with the following criminal offences: 

  • Human Trafficking
  • Receiving Material Benefit
  • Derive Material Benefit
  • Procuring
  • Exercise Control 

 

William Wylie was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area, and are urging them to contact us at 905-453-2121, extension 3555.  Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at (905) 453-2121, extension 4027.

 

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