From behind bars, Matthew Deiaco, 29, who calls himself a “manager of escorts” and is facing a slew of human-trafficking related charges, told the Star that Toronto’s underground sex trade has grown “massively” over the past decade.
In a jailhouse interview in mid-November, the heavily tattooed Deiaco said he couldn’t talk about his case before the trial, but he agreed to describe how pimps play The Game.
Deiaco, who said his role was “managing” at least 12 prostitutes in his time, explained a pimp might coerce a girl into entering the sex trade by selling her the dream of security, love, a big wedding and a nice house: “See, I’m putting my 50 in, you have to do your 50.
So there’s another way, you can have sex with guys, but don’t worry, I’m going to love you.
“There were suitcases on the floor and you could just tell that this was her life.
It’s so hard to walk out that door, because you don’t know what you’re leaving her to.” When the pimp returned to the hotel a few hours later, police arrested him for breaching bail and the teenage girl ran away.
Sexual human trafficking is the forced confinement or transportation of a person for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Contrary to popular belief, almost all of the victims in Canada are Canadian born.
Natalie is not using her real name out of concern for her safety. To me, it was always a relationship,” she told the Star.
“I felt like he really loved me.” Physically, Natalie admits she could have run, but mentally, she says, she was trapped.