Cou­ple plead guilty to pimp­ing charges

The Prince George Citizen - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

RCMP HANDOUT PHOTO

Prince Ge­orge RCMP Supt. War­ren Brown joins Mayor Lyn Hall and Cari­boo-Prince Ge­orge MP Todd Do­herty were cell­mates at the Cops for Cancer jail and bail on Wed­nes­day.

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