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Sex offender exploited girls, 'paid' them with drugs
« on: November 08, 2007, 10:11:40 AM »
 
    November 8, 2007

Sex offender exploited girls, 'paid' them with drugs
By JOYANNE PURSAGA, SUN MEDIA

A man who pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting young girls and "paying" them with crack and other drugs will serve four years in prison.

Phuong Nguyen, 42, pleaded guilty to five charges linked to his involvement in the sex ring, which included five other men and was based at a North End home.

The young victims say he had sex with them when they were between 11 and 17 years old.

A police investigation found more than 20 possible victims exploited in the home. The offences occurred between 1999 and 2005.

Nguyen's charges include two counts of sexual assault and three counts of procuring a minor. He will spend another two years and eight months behind bars, after being granted double credit for time already served.

Crown attorney Larry Allen said one witness testified "these men were all taking turns with the girls" and that she had told Nguyen the girls were underage.

One victim's impact statement indicated she quit school due to her drug addiction, which also led her to prostitution by the age of 13.

Queen's Bench Justice Marc Monnin refused the defence's request for a three-for-one credit for time served.

'TAKING ADVANTAGE'

"It is clear (the men) were taking advantage of these vulnerable children ... I described these previously as despicable crimes and I strongly believe they still are," said Monnin.

Monnin also ordered Nguyen be registered as a sex offender and give a DNA sample.

The four-year sentence matches a plea bargain arranged by the Crown and defence.

The defence had argued enhanced credit for time served would have been fair because Nguyen served "hard time" in protective custody, with a windowless cell and limited time outdoors.

Phuong Nguyen's co-accused include Dinh Cuong Nguyen, 54, who was sentenced to five years in prison for 12 sex offences and Nghia Thanh Vu, 52, who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting four girls and was sentenced to 32 months time served, and later deported.

 
 

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Re: Sex offender exploited girls, 'paid' them with drugs
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007, 12:47:55 PM »
Well here we go, a pedop ring. How many more are out there. 4 years? Should have been more like 10 years. It's rape!

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Re: Sex offender exploited girls, 'paid' them with drugs
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 03:14:24 PM »
Sex Offender and five other men, had a sex ring in North Edmonton.!!! Victims btw 11 and 17 yrs old.


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Nguyen's charges include two counts of sexual assault and three counts of procuring a minor. He will spend another two years and eight months behind bars, after being granted double credit for time already served.
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 Why should this creep get any less time. The perp is getting away with time, that he should be serving, and where are the other men???I wonder how long this has been going on and how many victims of this ass hole? >:( >:( >:(

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Re: Sex offender exploited girls, 'paid' them with drugs
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2007, 06:11:16 PM »
Good point Adrian, where are the others? And why is this not a bigger story? A massive pedophile ring should be a major concern for everyone.