Police make arrest in Orillia after recognizing the signs of human trafficking

Officers spotted a woman in emotional distress outside Orillia hotel room

A North York man was arrested in Orillia Tuesday night, accused of exploiting a woman.

The Orillia OPP were called to a hotel in town on an unrelated matter when officers noticed a woman who appeared to be in emotional distress. After speaking with her, officers say they noted indicators of human trafficking. She told police enough to warrant an arrest.

A 25-year-old man faces charges including trafficking in persons, benefitting from human trafficking, and advertising sexual services.

If you or someone you know need help you can contact North Simcoe Victim Services at 1-705-325-5578, the Huronia Transition Home; who helps victims of human trafficking at 1-833-999-9211 or the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.