South Simcoe police have released the name and photo of a suspect in a sex trafficking case. Normally, police do not release names until there is a conviction in court.
Moses Gregory, 21, of Toronto was arrested in Newmarket Jan. 19 following an investigation by South Simcoe detectives.
“We are concerned Gregory may be actively recruiting young women for the sex trade business and are releasing his name and picture to encourage victims or witnesses to come forward with information,” said Staff-Sgt. Steve Wilson, in a media release.
In all, Gregory is facing 10 charges, including advertising sexual services, procuring sexual services, flight from police, possession of heroin and cocaine and breaching his probation.
Local officers first encountered the suspect when a vehicle failed to stop for a RIDE check at Innisfil in December. A short pursuit occurred, but was called off in the interest of public safety.
Further investigation, with the assistance of York Regional police, led to the Newmarket arrest.
Gregory will appear in Barrie court Feb. 2.
Gregory is also wanted by Toronto police on domestic assault related occurrences and will be turned over to them when he is released on the South Simcoe charges.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det.-Const. Holly Murray at 705-436-2141 or 905-775-3311 ext. 1009 or Crime Stoppers.