Police said Wednesday Patrick White, 64, owner of Fleastival Market, who hired disabled people at his booths and to sell chocolates, is charged with sexual exploitation of a mentally disturbed man in his late 30s, the Toronto Sun reported. He is to appear in court Thursday, the newspaper said.
"He has a history of this kind of behavior," Detective-Constable Norm Leung said without elaborating on any previous charges leveled against White.
But the Sun said White, who also is a self-proclaimed motivational speaker, was charged last October with sexually assaulting a teenage boy and was arrested again three weeks ago after allegedly being found with another teen.
Toronto Police Constable Anne-Marie Tupling told the Sun "he's well known to police both here in this province, in Saskatchewan, in New Brunswick and in the United States," dating back "about three decades."