Police have charged a man in relation to a human trafficking investigation.
In January 2023, police received a report of human trafficking that was occurring in the region. Through the course of the investigation a suspect was identified. On April 28, 2023, investigators with the Integrated Human Trafficking Team conducted a search of a residence in Halifax. The suspect was arrested, and a number of electronic devices were seized.
Adam Ray Greenlaw, 40, has been charged in relation to incidents that occurred between May 2021 and April 2023 involving five victims, some of whom were youths at the time of the incidents. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court on May 3 to face the following charges:
• 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
The Integrated Human Trafficking Team wants victims of human trafficking to know that police are here to help. Our priority is the safety of victims. Members of the Human Trafficking Team will work with community partners to support victims, address their specific needs and get them to safety. Victims will be treated with dignity and respect and their safety will remain our primary goal. We want to assure victims that the decision to participate in the investigation is theirs and we will respect their wishes.
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.