Montreal police are looking for a young man accused of pimping teenaged girls.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Joseph Yohannes, 18, for sexually exploiting a runaway.

Police say he has made several young women his victims in the past few months, and suspect he is currently with a runaway girl.

Yohannes is 1.78 m and 77 kg (5'10", 170 lb) with brown skin, brown eyes, and black hair that is braided.

He has pierced ears, a scar near his right eye, and a tattoo of a cross on his right forearm.

Yohannes also frequently wears a gold grill over his teeth.

Anyone with information about Yohannes, including parents of girls, is asked to call 9-1-1. or Info-Crime at 514-393-1133.

Police say that people should not intervene or attempt to detain him.

In recent months several girls have run away from a group home in Laval, but police would not say if Yohannes is connected to those girls.