Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Friday, 31 March 2017

Nova Scotia's 1st Convicted Human Trafficker gets 7-year Prison Sentence

Owen Gibson-Skeir's victim was a 14-year-old girl
By Cassie Williams, CBC News 

Owen Gibson-Skeir, 21, was sentenced Friday on charges of human trafficking and sexual assault. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

The first person convicted of human trafficking in Nova Scotia under federal legislation introduced more than a decade ago has been sentenced by a judge to seven years in prison.

Owen Ross Gibson-Skeir, 21, of East Preston, was sentenced Friday in Halifax provincial court. 

He pleaded guilty in December to trafficking in a person under the age of 18, receiving material benefit from trafficking, and sexual assault. The victim was 14 years old when Gibson-Skeir pimped her out at Halifax-area hotels between January and March 2016.

He posted ads online, and made his victim call him "Daddy."

Following the December court hearing, Gibson-Skeir threatened his victimhe mouthed to his victim "I'll see you" and made a gun gesture as he was led out of the courtroom. Two more charges were added to his file: uttering threats and intimidation of a justice participant. He is due back in court April 20, and could face additional penalties if found guilty of those charges.  

Skeir received an 18-month credit for time already spent in custody since his arrest, which means he has 5½ years left to serve.

Gibson-Skeir is prohibited from owning firearms for life and must supply a DNA sample to be kept on record.

East Preston, Greater Halifax Regional District, Nova Scotia