Brighton man charged with criminal exploitation of teenage girl
A man has been charged with modern slavery offences in Brighton.
Police confirmed 25-year-old Guiseppe Carella, of Upper Rock Gardens, appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court on December 20, 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 January 17, police said.
The prosecution, authorised by the CPS, follows an investigation by officers from the Brighton & Hove Community Investigation Team.
According to police, Carella was arrested on February 25 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.