Man charged following human trafficking investigation in Orillia

A North York man has been charged after police conducted an investigation into human trafficking in Orillia.

According to the OPP, officers attended at a hotel on a call for service Tuesday (Aug. 25).

|While at the hotel, police were notified of a woman – unrelated to the initial call – who was outside of a room in emotional distress. The officers spoke to her and noticed indicators of human trafficking,” reads a media release.

“While speaking to the woman police formed the grounds to arrest a suspect for human trafficking related offences.”

The suspect, a 25-year-old man whose name has not been released, has been charged with traffick in persons, material benefit resulting from trafficking in persons, material benefit from sexual services, advertising sexual services and failure to comply with undertaking.

The man was held in custody. He is slated to appear in Barrie court on Sept. 8.

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