Human Trafficking

A 21-year-old Nova Scotia man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for human trafficking.

Owen Ross Gibson-Skeir received his sentence yesterday for the exploitation of a girl he forced into prostitution when she was just 14 years old.

He was arrested a year ago and pleaded guilty in December to three charges _ two counts related to human trafficking and one count of sexual assault.

When Gibson-Skeir was charged, an investigator in Halifax said it had been decades since such a young victim of prostitution had come forward to seek help.