VANCOUVER -- A man alleged to have pimped out 11 girls in B.C.'s Lower Mainland would introduce the teens to a date-rape drug and substances such as cocaine before convincing them to have sex for money, the Crown said Wednesday.
The allegations are that the prostitution ring ran from February 2009 to October 2011.
In her opening statement in B.C. Supreme Court, Crown attorney Damienne Darby said Reza Moazami — a man in his late 20s who faces about three-dozen prostitution-related charges — would first tell the prostitutes he’d split sex proceeds 50-50 with them.
He would then take pictures, the court heard, and post them online in advertisements for what he called “escorting.”
Many had to see multiple clients a day and were encouraged to work more, the Crown said, and those who refused to work were met with either anger or gifts to get them to return.