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York Region police arrest more than 100 men in child prostitution case

York Region police arrest more than 100 men in child prostitution case

Police focused on men who allegedly tried to buy sex from underage individuals in a bid to curb demand, Truong said.

Police in Toronto today announced the arrests of more than 100 men accused of using the internet to solicit sex with minors as young as 13.

Detective Sergeant Thai Truong of the human trafficking team said no girls were injured in the operation of online sexual services for girls aged 13-16.

Since 2012, Truong said 85 girls have been recovered from the sex trade in York Region since 2012.

"All of the men that were arrested, were arrested for attempting to purchase prostituted children".

Truong said the "alarming statistic" police identified after interviews and investigations in 2013 was the average age of entry into prostitution was 14.8 years old in York Region.

"We stopped 104 men from purchasing 104 children", Det. This attracted the attention of men of different ages and from all walks of life.

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The investigation, dubbed Project Raphael, lasted four years.

"Lol im 16 mr...i still have to be careful i know...not sure if its safe in ur truck", the officer responded.

In a press release on Thursday, police said they have completed a multi-year operation that resulted in a large number of arrests.

Of the 104 cases, 40 have been resolved with 32 pleading guilty.

Investigators said almost all the men were first-time offenders, and had stable jobs and families.

"All of the people caught in the sting were prepared to pay money to have sex with children", she said. "When they showed up at that hotel room, that is what they expected to do, they didn't expect to see a police officer on the other side.in my mind it's a really serious criminal offence".

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