On Sunday, June 13, 2021, the Barrie Police Service received a complaint of a sexual assault that had taken place earlier in the morning.

As a result of the investigation that followed, detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division later arrested a 47-year old Barrie resident at his business and have since charged him with a number of sex-related offences. The accused, who has operated businesses since 2008 in south Barrie was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Additional victims came forward last night, and further criminal charges have been laid.

Police strongly believe that there may be additional victims who may have worked at two franchises of a fast food restaurant that have been operated by the accused over the past 13 years.

Anyone who may be a victim or has information with regards to this ongoing investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Constable Melanie Beard of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2582 or by email at [email protected].

Occurrence #: BA21032079
Prepared by: Peter Leon, Corporate Communications Coordinator


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