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Man charged with human trafficking in Halifax; five victims involved

By Caitlin Snow May 2, 2023 | 2:49 PM

A man has been charged with human trafficking in Halifax.

Police received a report the crime was happening in the region in January, then on April 28, investigators along members of the Integrated Human Trafficking Team, searched a home in Halifax. The suspect was arrested and a number of electronic devices were seized.

The 40-year-old is facing several charges in relation to incidents that happened between May 2021 and April 2023. Five victims were involved, some were youth at the time.

-Trafficking in persons (x2)
-Human trafficking for material benefit (x2)
-Human trafficking for material benefit of a young person
-Sexual assault (x5)
-Sexual interference (x2)
-Procuring of a young person (x2)
-Advertising sexual services
-Printing and publishing of child pornography
-Assault with a weapon
-Unlawful confinement
-Uttering threats

Police say if you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, reach out for support or share information by calling:

911 – if safety is of immediate concern.
902-449-2425 to contact the Nova Scotia Human Trafficking Team, 24/7.
902-490-5142 to contact the Integrated Human Trafficking Team. Please note that this line is not monitored 24/7.
902-490-5020 to file a report and have an officer follow up with you.
Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.

He is scheduled to appear in court, May 3.


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