Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Child Prostitution Ring Case

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Child Prostitution Ring Case

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Winnipeg man gets 15 years for child prostitution

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WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for running an escort agency where girls as young as 14 were given drugs and sold for sex.

Darrell Ackman was found guilty in March of 14 charges, including living off the avails of prostitution.

Justice Chris Martin said Ackman has not shown any remorse or accepted responsibility for his crimes.

"All of the victims were ripe to be taken advantage of and Mr. Ackman did this with gusto," Martin said Friday in Court of Queen's Bench.

"He's somewhat of an enigma, a puzzle," he said. "It appears he has some form of personality disorder."

Ackman, who once ran as an independent candidate in a Manitoba byelection, showed no emotion when the sentence was handed down.

With time served factored in he is to spend 10 years and eight months behind bars. …

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