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Suspect wanted in Peel human trafficking probe arrested in Nova Scotia

Kartel Pye faces multiple charges related to a violent assault and sex trafficking allegations in Peel

Peel Regional Police have made an arrest in connection with a violent assault against a young teen last February.

Police say Kartel Pye was arrested in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The 25-year-old had been wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for human trafficking related offences.

On February 3, 2017, police responded to a report that a male suspect had violently assaulted a teenaged girl. A further investigation determined the suspect had forced the female victim into the sex trade.

Investigators were also contacted by a 19-year-old female who claimed she had been exploited by the same male suspect over the same time period.

Pye is facing 16 charges including procuring, trafficking, sexual assault, forcible confinement and uttering death threats.