Girl, 16, 'chose' to be stripper, defence argues

An stripper performs on a stage in this file photo. (QMI Agency files)

An stripper performs on a stage in this file photo. (QMI Agency files)

Megan Gillis QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:06 PM ET

OTTAWA - A teen who accuses her 16-year-old boyfriend of pimping her out as a stripper and beating and using a Taser on her for defying him is unstable and unreliable, the boy’s lawyer argued Thursday.

His client, now 17, is on trial facing charges including human trafficking, living off the avails of prostitution and assault causing bodily harm.

The girl testified she was 16 and 17 when she was stripping in half-a-dozen local peeler bars in the fall of 2011 and handing the up to $680 she made a night to the boyfriend who said he was the only one who loved her.


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