TORONTO (Sun Media) - A 12-year-old Rexdale girl has
been rescued by Toronto Police from a sex ring
allegedly being operated by her mom who is accused
of receiving crack cocaine from older men for sex
with the youth.
Detectives at 23 Division’s youth bureau said the
investigation was one of the worst they've seen
involving youth sex for drugs.
The victim’s mother, 42, who cannot be
identified, was arrested on Wednesday and was
scheduled to have a bail hearing Thursday at College
Park court. Six men – whose ages range from 19 to 55
– have been charged with a string of sex-related
Two other men are being sought by police. Their
identities weren’t released.
“This 12-year-old girl is scarred for life,”
Supt. Ron Taverner said. “It is a tragedy when a
mother exchanges drugs for sex with her daughter.”
Taverner said special permission was required
from Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant to lay
a rare charge against the mom of corrupting
"A lot of officers were touched by this case
because they have children of their own,” Taverner
said. “It was a long, complex case because nobody
Det.-Const. Sheri Acciaroli said the assaults
allegedly occurred from November 2005 to November
2006 at an apartment being used as “a flophouse.”
Acciaroli said the developmentally handicapped
youth was allegedly forced to perform anal, oral and
vaginal sex acts with men who were smoking drugs in
She said the girl is now living with relatives.
“She is a very innocent child and she is coming
along well now,” Acciaroli said. “This little girl
has been through quite a bit in her life.”
Det. John Valerio said the the case was one of
the worst for his bureau.
“This is one of the saddest cases we have come
across,” Valerio said.
Charged are Harold Cover, 55, of Mississauga,
Ont.; Radcliffe Parchment, 19, of Toronto; Muralee
Balasubramaniam, 50, of no fixed address; Neil Rose,
44, of Brampton, Ont.; Dennis Guthrie, 52, of Whitby,
Ont.; and Linton Lewis, 47, of Brampton, Ont.