Halifax man charged in human trafficking case involving 14 year old girl

By on April 7, 2017


A 44-year-old Halifax man is facing charges of human trafficking, sexual assault and child pornography in a case involving three girls ranging in age from 14 to 17. (Photo: Tim Green/Flickr)
A 44-year-old Halifax man is facing charges of human trafficking, sexual assault and child pornography in a case involving three girls ranging in age from 14 to 17. (Photo: Tim Green/Flickr)

HALIFAX — A 44-year-old Halifax man is facing charges of human trafficking, sexual assault and child pornography in a case involving three girls ranging in age from 14 to 17.

Halifax police said Duncan Robertson Wright was arrested Thursday after an investigation began on Sunday into allegations that the man directed a 14-year-old, 16-year-old and 17-year-old girl for the purpose of prostitution.

Police say the accused faces multiple counts of sexual assault, making and distributing child porn and receiving a “material benefit from sexual services,” among other charges.

Wright appeared in court Thursday and was returned to custody. He’s scheduled to appear in court again April 11.

The arrest comes almost a week after Owen Ross Gibson-Skeir was sentenced to seven years in prison for forcing a 14-year-old Halifax girl into prostitution.

When he was charged, an investigator said it had been decades since such a young victim of prostitution had come forward to seek help from police.