Sentencing hearing for B.C. pimp convicted of luring teens into sex trade

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia man convicted of trafficking teens for sex is back in court today for a sentencing hearing after repeated delays.

Reza Moazami was found guilty last September of luring nearly a dozen young girls into prostitution in B.C.'s first human-trafficking conviction.

He was to have been sentenced last December, but the proceedings were set back on several occasions as Moazami cycled through different sets of lawyers.

He fired his most recent legal team in September, catching them off guard at the beginning of what was to have been his sentencing hearing.

Crown prosecutors have described the proceedings as a circus.

At the time, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce rebuked Moazami and warned him she would grant no further delays beyond this week's hearing.

The Canadian Press

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