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In the Sex Offender Registry - for life

With little fanfare, the man who has come to be known as pimp dad agreed to be placed in the National Sex Offender Registry for life on Monday in Penticton.

The man, who cannot be identified due to a publication ban to protect his stepdaughter, was not in court. But his lawyer James Pennington told Judge Gregory Koturbash, the man was in agreement.

Koturbash sentenced the South Okanagan man, who was found guilty of sexually assaulting and pimping out his stepdaughter, to nine and a half years, with credit given for time served, in a Penticton court room in April.

With the time served taken into consideration, the man faces seven and a half years behind bars.

In handing down the sentence, the judge said the man started abusing the victim when she was 12.

By the time she was 13, it had escalated to intercourse. The sexual abuse continued in Surrey, where he also got her into prostitution.

In Penticton, she was again forced on to the streets, with the man asking school officials to back off when it was brought to their attention.

The prostitution continued until the man was arrested in July 2011.

The National Sex Offender Registry is a national registration system for sex offenders who have been convicted of designated sex offences and ordered by the courts to report annually to the police.

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