Accused johns appear in court

Two more men accused of being johns to a Penticton teen who was allegedly pimped out by her father have made an appearance in court.

Rick Wyatt and Baldev Toor were on the docket in Penticton provincial court on Wednesday, both appearing on a charge in relation to procuring a person under the age of 18 years for prostitution.

In May, RCMP received information that a young girl was being sexually victimized. Her 46-year-old father was arrested on July 22.

A publication ban, to protect the teenage victim, forbids identifying the man accused of pimping out his daughter near the Soupateria. In August, Crown counsel added charges against the man for a total of three counts of assault, two counts of sexual interference, two counts of living on the avails of prostitution, one count of sexual exploitation and one count of a parent or guardian procuring sexual activity.

Benny Wolfe was also previously charged with being a john to the teenage prostitute.


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