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Cape Breton man facing over 70 charges in relation to human trafficking and sexual assault

By Caitlin Snow Dec 18, 2023 | 3:49 PM

A Cape Breton man is now facing over 70 charges including human trafficking and sexual assault.

RCMP say the 45-year -old from Dominion, was arrested December 6th facing 64 charges, as part of an investigation that began in 2021.

Females were being video recorded without their consent, which were then posted online.

Seventeen survivors had come forward reporting incidents that happened between 2008 and 2023.

Another survivor has come now forward, adding eight additional charges:

  • Posses a prohibited weapon knowing it was prohibited
  • Human Trafficking
  • Material Benefit from Human Trafficking
  • Unlawful Confinement
  • Sexual Assault
  • Administer a Noxious Thing
  • Obtain sexual services
  • Procuring a person to provide sexual services

RCMP ask if you’re a survivor, know someone who may be a survivor, or have information related to the incidents, please contact your local police or RCMP detachment. Survivor supports are available, including through Victim Services.

If you’re being, or have been, trafficked, or believe someone you know is being trafficked, call the Nova Scotia Human Trafficking Hotline at 902-449-2425 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-833-900-1010. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers, toll-free, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.