Halifax Regional Police had previously issued a media release seeking assistance from the media and public in locating 20-year-old Owen Ross Gibson-Skeir of East Preston on an arrest warrant.
Mr. Gibson-Skeir was arrested by members of the RCMP in Cole Harbour at approximately 6:30 a.m. this morning. He is presently in custody being interviewed by investigators with the Special Enforcement Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division in relation to the noted offences. Mr. Gibson-Skeir will be remanded for the weekend and appear in Halifax Provincial Court on Monday March 21st on charges of procuring a person under the age of 18, trafficking a person under the age of 18, sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference, assault, uttering threats, advertising sexual services, material benefit from trafficking a person under the age of 18, material benefit from sexual services and breach of probation.
Halifax Regional Police would like to the thank members of the public and media for their assistance in this matter.