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Toronto man operating massage parlour gets prison sentence for prostitution offences

TORONTO – A 47-year-old former massage parlour owner will be serving jail time after being found guilty of offences connected to a youth prostitution investigation.

York Regional Police say Salvatore Badali of Toronto was convicted of living on the avails and obtaining the services of a juvenile prostitute and procuring a person to become a prostitute.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Bruce Glass sentenced Badali to 34 months behind bars.

Police say they began investigating in 2012 after a 16-year-old girl was found to be working at the Blue Pearl Spa, a massage parlour in northwest Toronto

Badali, who owned the parlour, was arrested shortly after police learned of the girl’s situation.

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