Semere Netzereab, Minyaal Wur, Elyas Yusuf and Yonis Osman charged in pimping case

4 men charged after 16-year-old girl forced into sex trade in Brampton: police

  • Semere Netzereab (a.k.a. Sousa or Samy), 19, of Mississauga, has been charged in the first alleged incident with trafficking in persons under 18 years of age, receiving a benefit from trafficking, procuring a person under 18, exercising control over a person under 18, deriving a material benefit from sexual services of a person under 18 and advertising sexual services.
  • Minyaal Wur (a.k.a. General), 18, of Mississauga, has been charged in the first alleged incident with trafficking in persons under 18, receiving a benefit from trafficking, two counts of procuring a person under 18, exercising control over a person under 18, deriving a material benefit from sexual services of a person under 18, advertising sexual services and assault. He also faces charges in the second alleged incident including kidnapping, intimidation of a justice system participant and assault.
  • Elyas Yusuf (a.k.a. Illy), 19, of Mississauga, has been charged in the first alleged incident trafficking in persons under 18, receiving a benefit from trafficking, procuring a person under 18 and deriving a material benefit from sexual services of a person under 18. He also faces charges in the second alleged incident including kidnapping, intimidation of a justice system participant and failing to comply.
  • Yonis Osman (a.k.a. Gherbo), 20, of Toronto, has been charged in the first alleged incident with procuring a person under 18 and deriving a material benefit from sexual services of a person under 18. He also faces charges in the second alleged incident including kidnapping and intimidation of a justice system participant.

Investigators are still trying to identify two suspects allegedly involved in the incidents, described as follows:

  • Suspect in first incident — male, black, aged about 25, goes by the name “Guwop.”
  • Suspect in second incident — male, black.

Police are concerned there may be more alleged victims and anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact investigators of the Major Drugs and Vice Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3515.

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