Couple plead guilty to pimping charges
A man and a woman have pleaded guilty to three counts of benefiting from sexual services. Jody Lee Burns and Jennifer Dawn Comadina entered the pleas Thursday in Prince George provincial court, nearly a year after they were arrested on the day a woman told RCMP she had been held against her will for a number of days and forced into the sex trade. Comadina was subsequently sentenced Thursday to one month in jail while Burns, who also pleaded guilty to two firearms-related charges, awaits sentencing. Both had remained in custody since their arrests in October 2016. The pleas were entered on the day a preliminary inquiry was to be held. The counts relate to receiving a financial or other material benefit derived from sexual services and carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. The two had originally faced a much longer list of charges that included counts of trafficking in persons and sexual assault using a firearm, both of which carry a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.
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