Nova Scotia

Halifax woman charged with operating Bridgewater brothel

A 30-year-old Halifax woman was arrested this week in Bridgewater for allegedly operating a brothel in the town, police say.

A 30-year-old Halifax woman was arrested this week in Bridgewater for allegedly operating a brothel in the town, police say.

Bridgewater Police Const. Will Creamer said Halifax Regional Police helped in the investigation.

"The investigation was a partnership that took place between the Halifax Regional Police vice section and the local street force unit here on the South Shore. They did work together for a couple of months on this investigation," he said.

The woman has a history of prostitution, Creamer said. 

Bridgewater Mayor Carroll Publicover said the arrest did not come as a surprise to him. 

Publicover said it's a Halifax problem that is spilling over into his town, about 100 kilometres away.

"We have, I think, a situation where anything that's happening in HRM, whether it's prostitution or drug use, all those things that you find in large urban centres are now happening in areas as far as 100 kilometres away," he said.

"Now I am encouraged very much by the ability of our police agencies to co-operate together and to work in concert on issues like this."

Bridgewater is by far the largest town on Nova Scotia's South Shore, with a population of about 8,000. Including communities just outside of town, that number increases to 25,000, Publicover said.

Police won't disclose any information on the bawdy house or how many people may have been involved.

The woman, who was released from custody, is scheduled to be in Bridgewater provincial court next month.

 

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