Suspect wanted by Peel police in human trafficking case arrested in Nova Scotia
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Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Sunday, January 21, 2018 9:38AM EST
Peel police say a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant in connection with a human trafficking investigation was taken into custody in Nova Scotia.
According to investigators, police received a report on Feb. 3, 2017 about a male suspect who had attacked a female. Further investigation led Peel police to believe that the male had exploited the female victim in the sex trade for some time.
Police say they later discovered a 19-year-old woman who was also allegedly exploited by the suspect during the same time frame.
On Jan. 15, Peel police say a suspect, identified as 26-year-old Kartel Pye, was arrested by Halifax Regional Police in Dartmouth.
Pye is facing a number of charges, including trafficking in persons, assault causing bodily harm, forcible confinement, sexual assault, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.