Canadian News Aug 24, 2020 4:06 PM EST

Human trafficking investigation in Nova Scotia leads to new arrest and charges

One man is facing charges following a human trafficking investigation Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Two others have received additional charges

Human trafficking investigation in Nova Scotia leads to new arrest and charges
Sam Edwards High Level, Alberta
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One man is facing charges following a human trafficking investigation Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Two others have received additional charges, according to CTV News.

Operation Hush was launched by the Provincial Human Trafficking Team after they received information that there were people in the area attempting to recruit and target young women for human trafficking.

The team is assisted by the Nova Scotia RCMP, Stellarton Police Service, New Glasgow Regional Police and Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit.

Robert Joseph Cameron was arrested on July 15 and is facing charges including two counts of sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault. The man, who is from New Glasgow, N.S., is set to make a court appearance on Monday.

Two other men who were also arrested and received multiple charges are facing new charges linked to the investigation.

Justin Stanley MacDonald, 23, has been charged with possession of child pornography, two counts of sexual assault, one count of sexual interference and breach of probation. He is from New Glasgow.

Aberlardo Sanches has received charges of two counts of obtaining sexual services from a person over 18. The 45-year-old is from New Glasgow as well.

Authorities are protecting the victims' identities under a publication ban.

Victims of human trafficking or anyone who knows a victim is urged to call or text the RCMP’s support line at 902-449-2425. Callers are able to remain anonymous and the line is open 24 hours a day.

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