StFX student arrested on human trafficking-related offenses

January 12, 2021
A first-year student at St Francis Xavier University has been charged with offenses related to human trafficking in Ontario. A report from The Chronicle Herald explains that Justin Barrett was arrested in December by York Regional Police “for allegedly exploiting a 16-year-old girl in the sex trade and forcing her to turn over her earnings.” StFX VP of students Elizabeth Yeo stated that the university will be monitoring and reviewing the situation to ensure the safety of the community. CBC | The Chronicle Herald (NB) Update: StFX has suspended the student in question.