A young Caymanian man has been charged with human trafficking in Canada.
21-year-old Kyle Fraser faces 12 charges in Toronto, Ontario, where he was arrested Monday (18 July).
According to media reports there, Mr. Fraser promised a female sex worker “a better life” before allegedly forcing her back into prostitution. Police say Mr. Fraser met the 23-year-old victim through another male trafficker last year. That’s when, they say, he offered her asylum but forced her back into the sex trade.
Police say Mr. Fraser became increasingly violent toward her, injuring her and her dog to force her to comply with his demands. In all, it’s alleged she made about CDN$200,000 which she had to hand over to him. They say he used it for food, clothing, jewellery and living expenses.
Police say there may be additional victims who have not yet come forward.
The 12 charges against Mr. Fraser include trafficking in persons by recruiting; overcome resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate; assault; failure to comply with probation order and forcible confinement. He was expected to appear in court Tuesday (19 July) morning.
We understand Mr. Fraser is the younger brother of Olympic swimmers Brett and Shaune. We have reached out to members of the Fraser family for comment, they have asked us to respect their privacy at this time.