One of Ottawa’s notorious teen pimps jailed last year for her role in a ring that beat, drugged and forced girls as young as 13 into prostitution is in trouble with the law again.
The girl, described by jailers as a model inmate who made a “180-degree turn”, has been arrested on two counts of crack-cocaine trafficking and one count of proceeds of crime.
The girl, now 18, was released from youth jail in 2014 after serving seven months for her part in what a judge called a vile enterprise. She was sentenced to three years but after being credited for pre-sentence time served, she served only seven months.
The girl, a one-time class valedictorian and cheerleader, told her probation officer that she wanted to go to university upon release and had a healthy RESP to pay for it. In youth jail, the girl made school a priority and started getting 80s again.
One youth jail teacher reported that the teen pimp was a “pleasure to have in the classroom.” The girl took at least 16 programs in jail, from financial literacy to anger management. Her probation officer reported that she had “significantly matured,” according to 2014 court filings.
A jail official said she showed compassion and leadership. In his glowing account, the youth jail official described the teen pimp and child pornographer as “helpful, thoughtful, engaging, extremely intelligent, and someone who makes friends fast. He also mentioned the convict’s great sense of humour and “infectious smile.”
He went on to say she was an asset to youth-jail programs, and reported that staff continually recognized her as caring and supportive. In another fawning account, a male jail official reported that she was “rounding out to be a very nice young lady.”
No matter how much her jailers thought of her during her time in jail, she couldn’t stand it and described it as “horrible” in a pre-sentence report. She told authorities she didn’t like jailers “controlling every aspect of your life” and complained that she didn’t have any friends inside.
The convicted teen pimp, now facing charges of selling crack-cocaine, told her jailers that she had nothing in common with her fellow inmates, describing them “as drug addicts from the North.”
She said she found it interesting to talk to them but that their experiences with hard drugs sounded “scary” and she couldn’t relate. The girl, who pleaded guilty to prostitution recruiting charges, luring and child pornography, was arrested on drug trafficking charges in August and is scheduled to appear in court on her fresh charges in October.
Her release in 2014 was supported by a probation officer who said she would benefit from a structured life, plus counselling for an “adequate time period.”
At the trial, court heard that one of the teenage girls thought about killing herself and another left town because she didn’t feel safe in Ottawa, where she was beaten, drugged and forced to have sex with johns. The mother of one victim said the crimes “changed our lives forever.”
She told court at the teen pimp’s sentencing that her daughter was too afraid to go to school, and felt “worthless and disgusting.”
Amazing how so many people were fooled by her, eh?
She made two ‘180 degree turns’, instead of only one, alas…