Police say a 26-year-old Toronto man has been charged with human trafficking of young Chinese women

A 26-year-old Toronto man has been charged in connection with the alleged trafficking of dozens of young Chinese women into Toronto. The Chinese Global News reports that Wang Xianfeng allegedly recruited girls on social media and then forced them into the sex trade on the fringes of the city. One of his alleged victims, who is identified as “C.D.,” told Chinese media that Wang lured her to Canada at the age of 16 with the promise of a successful modeling career. Instead, police said Wang used her to sell sex. Wang was charged with 22 counts of human trafficking and 13 counts of aggravated assault. He appeared in court on Thursday, but did not enter a plea. Wang’s alleged victims also include at least two young women who were allegedly forced into prostitution after they came to Canada under fake passports to flee from China. After the court appearance, he was taken to an immigration detention centre until his next court appearance, which is expected to take place within the next week. According to CBC News, 26 migrant workers had initially filed complaints alleging that they were sexually abused and robbed by Wang.

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