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Barrie resident charged with threatening sex-trade worker

44-year-old suspect arrested and charged on Monday after city police received allegations on Friday
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On Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 members of the Barrie Police Service Human Trafficking Unit commenced an investigation after receiving information that a sex-trade worker advertising in Barrie had been the recipient of unsolicited threats.

As a result of the investigation that followed, a suspect was identified and on Monday, March 1, 2021, a 44-year-old male resident of Barrie was arrested and charged with one count of uttering threats.

The male was transported to headquarters and later released on an undertaking with specific conditions and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie in April. 

The Barrie Police Human Trafficking Unit is committed to ensuring the safety of all community members and encourage sex workers to come forward with any concerns they may have.