After receiving numerous tips from the public, Barrie police say a man wanted in connection with a human trafficking investigation has been identified and arrested.
According to Barrie police, the investigation revealed the suspect had allegedly been trafficking a female youth from Barrie and had allegedly exploited her in the sex trade for a period of time.
Police say the suspect allegedly exercised control over the victim’s actions and movements and had profited from her acts.
Police say the 23-year-old man from Barrie has been charged with procuring, advertising sexual services and deriving a material benefit from sexual services.
According to police, he is scheduled to appear in a Barrie bail court on Friday afternoon.