Barrie hair salon employee charged in sex assault investigation

Police believe there could be additional victims

A 42-year-old Barrie hair salon employee has been charged with sexual assault.

Police spokesperson Peter Leon says the investigation began in mid-April and the suspect was arrested and charged last Friday.

Leon says the charges relate to an incident at the salon.

Police believe there could be additional victims.

The male suspect is no longer employed by the salon owner, according to Leon.

Anyone who has additional information, or believes they may have been a victim of sexual assault, related to this occurrence or otherwise, is encouraged to contact Detective Constable Tammy Watson at or if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or report online at
Another option is to utilize, a private and secure reporting tool created by the Barrie Police Service in collaboration with community agencies.