Investigators with the Halifax Regional Police and RCMP are accusing a 28-year-old Halifax man of hiring a 15-year-old girl for prostitution.

At 1 a.m. on Thursday, police responded to a suspicious person complaint in the 0-100 block of St. Margarets Bay Road, near the Armdale Roundabout.

Police say they found a 28-year-old man involved in a sexual act with a 15-year-old girl. The man was arrested at the scene and the girl was taken away.

The Halifax man was held in custody overnight and is facing charges of sexual assault, sexual interference and obtaining the sexual services of a person under the age of 18.