TORONTO - A 47-year-old former massage parlour owner will be serving jail time after being found guilty of offences connected to a youth prostitution investigation.
Salvatore Badali, of Toronto, was convicted April 29 of living on the avails and obtaining the services of a juvenile prostitute and procuring a person to become a prostitute, York Regional Police announced Thursday.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Bruce Glass sentenced Badali to 34 months behind bars.
Police say they began investigating in July 30, 2012 after a 16-year-old girl was found to be working at the Blue Pearl Spa, a massage parlour on Dufferin St., near Wilson Ave., in Toronto.
Badali, who owned the parlour, was arrested Aug. 3, 2012.