Female teen pimp may only serve nine months

The Ottawa courthouse on Elgin Street in Ottawa.

The Ottawa courthouse on Elgin Street in Ottawa.

Tony Spears, Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 5:55 PM ET

OTTAWA — A female teen pimp who groomed and sexually exploited girls as young as 13 could have as few as nine months left to serve.

The 16-year-old pimp had pleaded guilty mid-trial to charges including human trafficking and making child porn as evidence mounted against her and two co-accused.

Part of the deal was that she’d be sentenced as a youth.

At her sentencing hearing Friday, the court heard a three-year term -- agreeable to Crown and defence lawyers -- is about the stiffest sanction available for a youth guilty of human trafficking.

But, with time served, a three-year sentence would leave her with just another nine months to go.

It is not what her victims -- three of whom were present in court -- wanted to hear.

“It doesn’t seem fair to me that as a victim I get a life of torment, while they get a chance to start over,” one of the girls wrote in a victim impact statement.