She struggled with depression like many other teenage girls — but unlike most Pennock got addicted to drugs and was manipulated into entering the sex trade. These sites are a popular way to hookup in Toronto, but the result is by no means guaranteed. The internet has changed The Game by shifting it completely out of sight, Dave Perry, Toronto police detective turned private investigator, told the Star. Sexual human trafficking is the forced confinement or transportation of a person for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Her pimp, Tyrone Burton, was forcing her and her best friend to sell themselves for sex. Police say the teen was taken to hotels throughout the GTA and forced to work as a prostitute over three months. Taylor grew up in Hamilton and had been trafficked to Niagara. Their stories have similar traits — what lured the girls into The Game was the illusion of love and a secure future. Over the past month, the Star has interviewed six victims who were lured into The Game and trafficked throughout the GTA, moved every few days between four-star downtown hotels to cheap motels and strip clubs along Highway and the QEW. The mother knew her daughter would have been beaten badly, so she begged MacLeod to check that she was still alive. When the teenager attempted to run, her captors threatened the safety of her family. He comments on a photo with a smiley emoji, then you do the same. Two of the girls were in seventh grade and one claims she was raped multiple times by men who responded to her online ads, according to court documents.