Halifax police charge two men with human trafficking

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Two Halifax men face charges related to human trafficking and prostitution.

Halifax Regional Police arrested 24-year-old Leslie Burton Gray and 21-year-old Andre Jerome Gray on Wednesday night without incident after an investigation by the force's special enforcement section.

The investigation started last October in relation to a man allegedly directing and influencing a 22-year-old woman for the purposes of prostitution.

Both men face charges including human trafficking, receiving material benefit from trafficking and advertising for the purposes of prostitution.

A 56-year-old woman who was also arrested was released without charges.

Andre Gray has previously served 22 months in jail after pleading guilty to assault and forcible confinement in another human trafficking-related case.