Defence lawyer says convicted B.C. pimp deserves 10-year sentence

Credit: CP.

VANCOUVER — The lawyer defending a convicted British Columbia pimp says a 20-year sentence requested by the Crown is unduly harsh.

David Milburn wants that sentence cut to between 10 and 12 years for his client, Reza Moazami.

Moazami was found guilty a year ago of luring teenage girls into prostitution.

He has already served about three and a half years, which would count as credit toward his sentence.

Moazami's lawyer has also agreed to a number of orders requested by the Crown, including registering his client on the sex-offender registry and paying a victim surcharge of $2,600.

Moazami was to be sentenced last December, but the proceedings were set back several times after he fired his lawyers.

The Canadian Press

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