TORONTO -- A Toronto man is under arrest for assault after a woman called police from a motel on Friday.
"There had been an altercation that caused the assault," acting Det.-Sgt. Brad Murray of Halton Regional Police said.
The man is also accused of financially benefiting from forcing the same woman into prostitution, police said.
Police were alerted to the situation when the female "left the room where he was, to seek help," Murray said.
She believed he was her boyfriend, he said, adding it was not a hostage situation but related to "power and control."
The investigation revealed she had been prostituted by the man since May and he was immediately arrested, Murray said.
The unidentified victim sustained "minor injuries" to her face, police said.
Murray said he "wouldn't say it's a growing problem but it's definitely a crime trend" in Burlington.
Brandon Curtis Henry, 28, is charged with human trafficking and two counts of assault.
He also faces charges related to prostitution and exploitation.
He was scheduled for a bail hearing in Hamilton court on Saturday.