ORILLIA — A Huntsville man faces charges of soliciting paid sex here last month.
Provincial police say they arrested him for Communicating for the Purpose of Obtaining Sexual Services in the City of Orillia.
On May 4 the Orillia OPP Crime Unit and the OPP Anti Human Trafficking Investigation Coordination Team were notified of a complaint of a male party approaching a vulnerable woman to provide sexual services for money.
As a result of the investigation police arrested and charged Tony Orr, age 58, of Huntsville with:
Communicate with Anyone for the purpose of Obtaining Sexual Services contrary to Section 286.1(1) of the Criminal Code; and Fraud Under $5,000 contrary to Section 380(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
The suspect was released on a Form 10 Undertaking to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia, on Aug. 18, 2020.
Section 286.1(1) of the Criminal Code makes it illegal to pay for or communicate with intent to pay anyone for sexual services.
Providing sexual services independently free of exploitation is not illegal under Canadian law.
There are many resources that can help victims of human trafficking.
If you or someone you know needs help you can contact North Simcoe Victim Services at 1-705-325-5578, the Huronia Transition Home; who helps victims of human trafficking at 1-833-999-9211 or the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.
If you have any information about this incident please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.