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Midland motel manager facing human trafficking related charges

In March, OPP officers responded to a report of inappropriate activity towards paying motel guests. Further investigation led to offences dating back to 2018
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Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Southern Georgian Bay Detachment responded at 9:38 a.m. March 1, 2020 to a report of inappropriate activity towards paying motel guests by the manager at the time of a Midland area motel. An investigation into the allegations was commenced by uniform members and assisted by members of the OPP Central Region Crime Unit. Through investigation it was learned that a number of offences had occurred dating back to April, 2018 involving Midland area residents at this motel.

As a result of this investigation Dharmesh Patel, 38 years, of Papineau-Cameron Township was arrested on June 17, 2020 has been charged with the following offences in relation to this incident-

  • Communicate with anyone for purpose of obtaining sexual services (six counts)
  • Procuring (three counts)

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused was released from custody after appearing before the video bail court and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Aug. 27,2020.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, [email protected] or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka on Twitter or Facebook.