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N.S. man facing 33 charges in sex and labour trafficking operation, police say

Nova Scotia RCMP says its human trafficking unit has charged two males as part of “Operation Homeward.”

Police say they opened an investigation after receiving a tip on June 9 {that a} Yarmouth man was allegedly  trafficking a lady.

Police mentioned in a launch Friday that they decided the person was concerned in trafficking a number of victims, “for each intercourse and labour,” Additionally they decided {that a} second man was concerned.

One man, who police don’t title, is dealing with 33 expenses on this case. These embody 5 counts of human trafficking, in addition to expenses associated to sexual assault, assault inflicting bodily hurt and drug trafficking.

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That man was already in custody on unrelated expenses, and appeared in rely on Thursday. His subsequent courtroom look is ready for Sept. 13.

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A second man, who police additionally don’t title, is dealing with six expenses, together with human trafficking, sexual assault and threats. His subsequent courtroom look is ready for Aug. 8.

RCMP say within the launch they didn’t title the boys charged, “out of respect for the privateness of the victims and the publication ban that has been put in place by the courts.”

Police mentioned help is being offered to the victims and their households.

Survivors of intercourse trafficking can name 211 for assist.

The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline is confidential and out there 24/7 at 1-833-900-1010.


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