Accused teen pimp girls used force, court told

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Megan Gillis, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:44 PM ET

OTTAWA -- She thought she'd made a new friend on Facebook.

Instead, the pair of 15-year-old girls she met in a rowhouse in the city's southeast end last May told the 17-year-old she was now an escort and working for them.

In one girl's purple bedroom, they took her clothes, forced her to put on makeup and pose nude for cellphone pictures.

She was dressed in high heels and taken to a man who took her to his home and dressed her in a pink bikini - his fetish.

The 38-year-old made her perform oral sex before raping her. He'd paid her captors $180.

It wasn't enough, they said.

So they left her at the home of a man in his 50s. When she broke down in tears, he took pity on her, gave her clothes and sent her home in a taxi.

"I'm getting to the money and the money getting to me," one of the 15-year-olds Tweeted that night. "Damn I went hard tonight."

That's just one of the horrifying stories the Crown alleged Monday as the two girls - along with a third accused of a lesser role -- went on trial accused of running a teen prostitution ring.

Police say it's the first of its kind in Canada.

The two 16-year-olds sat in the prisoner's box in the packed courtroom, one with a schoolgirl braid over her shoulder, the other hiding behind a curtain of long, dark hair.

The third, 17 years old and out on bail, sat in the gallery listening as Crown attorney Julien Lalande outlined allegations the two 16-year-olds, with the help of the 17-year-old in once case, tried to recruit teens in the guise of befriending them.

Controlling the girls with threats, violence and sometimes drugs, they photographed them nude then forced or pressured them to have sex for money, Lalande said. Two actually had sex.

One girl was just 13 and her mother had dropped her off for a sleepover.

She arrived home wearing high heels and a short trench coat.

In the meantime, she'd been forced to take Ecstasy, photographed nude and taken to see two men who wanted to buy sex, the Crown alleges.

One paid $50 but did nothing when he when he realized she was there against her will. At the second apartment, she was sick and vomiting.

One 16-year-old met the older girl at youth probation and was taken to an east-end rooming house where was told she was going to be an escort.

She tried to made a break for it as they forced her into a man's car but the older girl caught and held her while one of her friends punched her in the face, Lalande said.

She was taken to a highrise where a man gave one of the 15-year-olds $80 and she performed oral sex.

A second man paid $70, but when she told him what was going on, he agreed to lie and say they'd had intercourse. Her mom called 911 when she went home and collapsed in tears.

One of the younger girls admitted on Facebook she'd never have sex for money, Lalande said.

"Girls work for me," one message said.

megan.gillis@sunmedia.ca

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