ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have made an arrest for Communicating for the Purpose of Obtaining Sexual Services in the City of Orillia.
On May 4, 2020 the Orillia OPP Crime Unit and the OPP Anti Human Trafficking Investigation Coordination Team were notified of a complaint of a male party approaching vulnerable women in the Orillia area 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 $5000 contrary to Section 380(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
The suspect was release on a Form 10 Undertaking and set to appear next on Aug. 18, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia.
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.
Sexually Exploitive Human Trafficking happens in every community in Ontario. The traffickers use manipulation and coercion to recruit individuals often youth or marginalized populations in society.
"Human Trafficking is a Profit motivated crime the consumers of sexual services provide the motivation for the sexual exploitation of vulnerable persons in our society. The Ontario Provincial Police is committed to investigating Human Trafficking Offences across the Province of Ontario." Detective Sergeant Andrew Taylor -- OPP Anti Human Trafficking Investigation Coordination Team.
There are many resources in our community that can help people who have been victims of human trafficking. If you or someone you know need 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.
The Orillia OPP is committed to public safety and crime prevention. If you have any information about crime in our community 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 $2000.