Pimp allegedly recruited underage girls
Accused pimp Reza Moazami pressured a Maple Ridge teenager to recruit prostitutes for him, the BC Supreme Court heard Wednesday.
The unnamed young woman, who allegedly worked for Moazami when she was 15, testified that he offered emotional support when she needed it but also pushed her to find other girls.
During a Facebook conversation, Moazami allegedly told her “any girl you start up, you get $250 a week.”
“That’s $1000 a month. $12,000 a year for one girl,” another message read.
“I’m not gonna go on a hunt, but if I come across someone who needs money, I’ll toss them your way,” she replied.
“I’m not talking about hunting, just keep your eyes open – in a mall, if someone’s window shopping, you ask ‘How would you like to make more than you ever did?’’ Moazami allegedly wrote.
Another message recommended finding girls at the Maple Ridge bus loop or McDonald’s.
None of the allegations against Moazami have been proven in court.
Moazami is accused of running an underage prostitution ring with girls as young as 14 years old, moving the teens around different high-end Vancouver condo apartments he rented.
The court heard Wednesday that the demand for girls spiked after Canucks games.
Moazami has been charged with 36 counts including sexual exploitation and sexual interference. He’s also the first person to be charged with trafficking underage girls in BC.
He is expected to take the stand next week.
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