Ricardo Spence arrest warrant human trafficking

Ricardo Spence, a 30-year-old Ottawa man, is wanted by police to face charges related to human trafficking. (Ottawa police handout)

Ottawa police are asking for help to track down a 30-year-old Ottawa man wanted on a province-wide warrant to face human trafficking charges.

Ricardo Spence is facing three charges: human trafficking, living off the avails of prostitution and assault with a weapon.

Police obtained an Ontario-wide warrant for Spence's arrest.

He is known to frequent the Ottawa area as well as Mississauga, Niagara Falls and London, Ont.

He is described as a black man, about six feet one inch tall, weighing about 200 pounds. He has short black hair and speaks English.

Anyone with information about Spence's whereabouts is asked to call Det. Serge Bérubé at 613-236-1222, ext. 5166, or Crime Stoppers at 613-232-8477 (TIPS) — toll free at 1-800-222-8477.