Man who pimped out women on the Gold Coast sentenced

A VIOLENT pimp who offered up women for sale on the Gold Coast, has been sentenced in Florida.

Damion Baston has been sentenced to 27 years’ jail for using torture and other violence on the Australian, New Zealand and US women he turned into prostitutes according to the SBS.

The Jamaican, 37, had been hoping to receive just 10 years, while prosecutors asked for a life sentence.


It comes after two Australian victims testified in the US District Court in Miami in July.

Baston was convicted by a jury in just six hours following a two-week trial.

He based his prostitution business out of Gold Coast apartments, with the two Australian women, known in court as KL and TJM, working for him in 2011.

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