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Police charge four people for human trafficking

Police charge four people for human trafficking

Two men and two women from Dartmouth face prostitution and human trafficking charges after an investigation by the Special Enforcement Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.

On February 26, investigators commenced an investigation regarding a man who directed and influenced two women, ages 21 and 22, for the purpose of prostitution. Two women and a man were arrested without incident last night at an apartment in the 0-100 block of Roleika Drive in Dartmouth and all were held in custody overnight. A 25-year-old man was arrested today at the Dartmouth Provincial Courthouse.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing.​ ​

Twenty-five-year-old Justin Jurrell Gray of Dartmouth has been charged with:

  • Material Benefit from Sexual Service (286.2(1) CC)
  • Unlawful Confinement (279 (1)(a) CC)
  • Uttering Threats (264.1(1) CC)
  • Advertising of Sexual Services (286.4 CC)
  • Procuring (286.3(1) CC)
  • Trafficking in Persons (279.01(1) CC)
  • Sexual Assault (271 (1) CC) x2
  • Material Benefit – Trafficking (279.02(1) CC)

Twenty-six-year-old Leslie Burton Gray of Dartmouth has been charged with:

  • Material Benefit from Sexual Service (286.2(1) CC) x2
  • Trafficking in Persons (279.01(1) CC) x2
  • Material Benefit – Trafficking (279.02(1) CC) x2

Fifty-eight-year-old Robin Elizabeth Gray of Dartmouth has been charged with:

  • Material Benefit from Sexual Service (286.2(1) CC) x2
  • Trafficking in Persons (279.01(1) CC) x2
  • Material Benefit – Trafficking (279.02(1) CC) x2

Twenty-seven-year-old Laura Mona Gray of Dartmouth has been charged with:

  • Material Benefit from Sexual Service (286.2(1) CC)
  • Material Benefit – Trafficking (279.02(1) CC)
  • Trafficking in Persons (279.01(1) CC)

Human trafficking is an offence that involves controlling, forcing, intimidating or deceiving a person in order to exploit them through various forms of sexual exploitation or forced labour. This crime can happen in communities of all sizes and unfortunately Halifax is not immune. If you have any information pertaining to this case or other potential human trafficking matters, please call 902-490-5020 or 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 texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

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Source : Media Release

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