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Sentencing hearing set for October 20 for teen pimp ringleader

It will be October 20 before the convicted ring leader in Ottawa's teen pimp trial comes before a judge for sentencing.

This is the earliest date that all of the lawyers involved were available.

Dates were thrown around in September but there were conflicts with other trials for the defence and Justice Diane Lahaie. She told lawyers she was disappointed there would be such a long adjournment in the case which first entered the trial phase back in April 2013.

Because arguments will take five full days the only time available was the week of the 20th in October, that's when Crown lawyers will call at least three witnesses in their suit to have the girl sentenced as an adult.

They'll have to prove the youth sentence isn't enough punishment for the seriousness of the crime and prove that she knew the full effect her actions would have.

When the girl is sentenced she will be 18 and will serve any remaining time in an adult facility. She has been in police custody since she was arrested in June of 2012.

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