Man charged with modern slavery offence in Brighton
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A man has been charged with the criminal exploitation of a girl in Brighton.
Guiseppe Carella, 25, of Upper Rock Gardens, Brighton, appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court on 20 December, charged with arranging the movements of a girl aged 16 for criminal exploitation, contrary to Section Two of the Modern Slavery Act.
He was remanded in custody for an initial appearance at Lewes Crown Court on 17 January 2022.
The prosecution, authorised by the CPS, follows an investigation by officers from the Brighton & Hove Community Investigation Team.
Carella was arrested on 25 February when officers, who had been carrying out observations in the area, entered Carella's room and found the 16-year-old girl, together with a quantity of crack cocaine and heroin, cash, and drug dealing items including scales.