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