Halifax police arrest suspect charged with underage trafficking

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CTV Atlantic
Published Friday, March 18, 2016 10:02PM ADT
Last Updated Saturday, March 19, 2016 6:50PM ADT

Halifax Regional Police have arrested 20-year-old Owen Gibson-Skeir, who is wanted for a number of offences, including trafficking a person under the age of 18.

The East Preston man was arrested around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and remains in police custody.

Gibson-Skeir is facing a slew of charges, including procuring a person under the age of 18, trafficking a person under the age of 18, assault, sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching and sexual interference.

He is also charged with uttering threats, advertising sexual services, material benefit from trafficking a person under the age of 18, material benefit from sexual services and breach of probation.

Police say an investigation was launched earlier this year in relation to a 14-year-old girl being sexually exploited. Police say it’s alleged that an adult male was trafficking the girl in Dartmouth and Halifax between Jan. 10 and March 9, 2016.

Gibson-Skeir will face a judge in Halifax provincial court on Monday.

Source: http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/halifax-police-arrest-… – Sexual Abuse Network of Canada

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