A woman faces human trafficking charges after an investigation by the HRP/RCMP Integrated Vice Unit.
Yesterday, Vice investigators commenced an investigation regarding a woman who procured an underage girl for the purpose of prostitution. The investigation led officers to conduct a search last night at a residence in the 2400 block of Brunswick Street in Halifax. Officers arrested a woman without incident and seized computer equipment during the search.
Forty-year-old Corena Charmaine Hiles is facing one charge of trafficking a person under the age of 18 and one charge of material benefit. She was held in custody overnight and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today.
Investigators urge anyone with information about this case or underage prostitution to contact police at 490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.