Former Gold Coast pimp to be sentenced in the US

A VIOLENT pimp’s been found guilty of forcing Australian, New Zealand and US women into being high-end prostitutes.

Jamaican born Damion St Patrick Baston faces life in jail when he appears before a judge in Florida on September 29.

A jury took just six hours after a two-week trial to find Baston guilty of 21 charges, including sex trafficking through means of force, fraud and coercion and the importation of an alien for prostitution.


Prosecutors told the jury Baston beat, threatened and raped the women and kept the hundreds of thousands of dollars they made as prostitutes.

Baston’s pimping began on the Gold Coast, but he then moved to the Middle East and the United States.

One of the Australian victims met Baston in 2011 in a Gold Coast restaurant.