Penticton & South Okanagan News
The two remaining Johns in the Penticton pimp dad case were sentenced on Tuesday on a new charge of communicating with a person for the purpose of obtaining the sexual services of a prostitute in a public place.
Baldev Singh Toor and Rick Wyatt, who both pled guilty, received $500 fines, as well as being asked to pay $500 each in restitution through a probation order to the victim.
Toor, 35, was with the girl, unnamed because of a publication ban, from March to July of 2011. He engaged her for sexual services on several occasions.
Indications are he did not know she was underage, said Judge Meg Shaw.
Shaw stated Toor does not have a criminal record, is married with children and holds down three jobs.
At the same time, the teen had a tragic background and still finds life difficult.
Because of this the judge accepted the crown recommendation of the fine and restitution to the teen.
In Wyatt’s case, he was with the girl during the same period. On several occasions, he approached the girl at a bus stop by the Soupateria and drove away to a secluded area where she performed oral sex.
According to the judge, he also is married and was employed at a funeral home.
But as a result of the original charge, his employment was terminated, he further has had consequences to deal with and friends who no longer associate with him.
This has been a major life lesson for him, said Shaw.
Recently, Benny Wolfe, a former Penticton mayoral candidate, received seven months in jail and two years’ probation for obtaining sexual services of the same girl.
Another man Kenneth Toovey was sentenced to six months in jail and a year probation after being with the same girl.
The lawyers on the case Tuesday said this brings closure to this chapter.
The girl’s stepfather, who sexually assaulted her and pimped her out in Penticton and Surrey, was found guilty on numerous charges. He is expected to be sentenced in April.
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