**** RCMP Media Release
Additional arrest and charges laid by Human Trafficking Team
The Nova Scotia Human Trafficking Team has arrested a man and laid additional charges in relation to Operation Hush.
The Provincial Human Trafficking Team received information that persons in the Pictou County area were attempting to target and recruit young women from the area into Human Trafficking. In response to this, the Provincial Human Trafficking Team lead Operation Hush in conjunction with the Nova Scotia RCMP, New Glasgow Regional Police (NGRP), Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit (PCISCEU) and Stellarton Police Service (SPS).
On July 15, police arrested Robert Joseph Cameron, 34, of New Glasgow. He is charged with Sexual Assault x 2 and Sexual Interference. He is schedule to appear in court on August 24.
The following additional charges have been laid against two men who were arrested previously:
Aberlardo Sanchez Villar, 45, from New Glasgow, is charged with Obtaining Sexual Services from a Person over 18 x 2.
Justin Stanley MacDonald, 23, from New Glasgow, is charged with:
- Sexual Assault x 2;
- Sexual Interference;
- Possession of Child Pornography;
- Breach of Probation.
The victims have been offered support and a Publication Ban was issued by the Provincial Court Judge in relation to all matters.
If you are or have been trafficked, or believe someone you know is being trafficked, the RCMP has a support line you can call or text. It is monitored 24 hours a day by a police officer: 902-449-2425. The callers can choose to leave their information anonymously. Anonymous calls can also be made by contacting Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.