An East Preston man accused of trafficking a 14-year-old girl and sexual assault who was wanted by Halifax police has been arrested.

Owen Ross Gibson-Skeir, 20

Police were seeking Owen Ross Gibson-Skeir, 20, of East Preston. (Submitted by Halifax Regional Police)

Halifax police said 20-year-old Owen Ross Gibson-Skeir was arrested by RCMP in Cole Harbour around 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Police issued a warrant for his arrest Friday.

He was being interviewed and police said he will be kept in custody for the weekend.

On Monday, Gibson-Skeir is due to appear in Halifax provincial court to face the following charges:

  • 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
  • breach of probation