Vancouver men who pimped 2 women and 15-year-old girl receive prison sentence

Feb 15 2019, 8:47 pm

After a pair of Vancouver men were found guilty of trafficking and pimping two young women and a 15- year-old girl in February of last year, the duo received their prison sentences in BC Supreme Court today.

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Justice Masuhara sentenced Tamim Albashir to 10 years in prison, and Kasra Mohsenipour to nine years in prison, for trafficking and pimping.

In February 2018, Albashir and Mohsenipour were found guilty of 17 charges for crimes committed against three victims in Vancouver, Coquitlam and Edmonton from May 2013 to April 2016.

Two of the victims were in their early 20s and mothers to young children. The third victim was 15 years old.

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter spokesperson Sophia Hladik has been monitoring the case and commented on the ruling today.

“It is important to hold men who abuse and profit of women’s vulnerability, accountable and we hope that this case will not be a one-off, but a sign of diligence on behalf of
the Criminal Justice,” she said. “We applaud the victims for their brave testimonies that delivered crucial evidence to these men’s crimes.”

With credit of time already served, Albashir has five years and nine months remaining to serve and Mohsenipour has five years and five months remaining to serve.