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Human trafficker who exploited sufferer’s love will get 5 years

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Brutal human trafficker Michael Lopez known as his weak sufferer “‘vaca con leche’ — his cow with milk and milk her he did,” courtroom heard Wednesday.

Lopez was slammed with a five-year jail sentence as Justice Ken Campbell discovered the 25-year-old Rexdale man compelled a younger lady to have intercourse with lots of of males throughout a 17-month interval. He was convicted of human trafficking, assault and obstructing justice.

Lopez pocketed $50,000 to $70,000 whereas he doled out solely $5,000 to $7,500 to the sufferer. She was solely 19 when the 2 met in July 2014.

The sufferer, who can’t be legally recognized, liked Lopez so she agreed to work as a prostitute, sharing earnings on a 60-40 cut up, beginning in September 2014, stated Campbell.

However the revenue cut up evaporated shortly as Lopez devoured all of his lover’s earnings for a easy purpose: Greed.

“The sufferer was not a naive younger lady with out avenue smarts, however she was weak to the exploitation by Lopez as a result of she fell in love with him and needed to proceed their romantic relationship,” stated Campbell. “He seized benefit of that emotional vulnerability on her half.”

Lopez dedicated his brutal acts for his love of cash and his skill to control a depressed younger lady, stated Crown legal professional Michael Wilson. The human trafficker additionally breached courtroom orders so he may proceed pimping her.

He assaulted the sufferer in Could 2015, however inside hours of his launch (with circumstances barring any contact together with her) he began speaking with the lady and inside days, resumed exploiting her, stated Wilson.

After his launch, Lopez “transplanted the sufferer to a brand new tackle and offered her with a brand new telephone quantity so as to forestall her from being subpoenaed as a witness at his trial,” stated Wilson, alluding to his conviction for obstructing justice.

The sufferer reported Lopez to police after she found the pimp was vacationing with one other lady within the Dominican because the sufferer despatched him $1,000 money for his February, 2016 journey.

“Lopez dedicated these acts out of greed, pure and easy,” added Wilson. “He liked cash. He referred to her as his ‘vaca con leche,’ his cow with milk and milk her he did.”

The victims stated afterwards: “The bruises are gone, however the horrible recollections will final a lifetime.”

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