A man accused of prostitution-related offenses was remanded in custody Monday after appearing before Magistrate Valdis Foldats.
Wayne Carlos Myles, 36, is charged with “procuring a woman to be a common prostitute” between Sept. 15 and Sept. 17, 2015.
On the same dates, he is charged with living on the earnings of prostitution in that he exercised control, direction or influence over the movements of a prostitute in such manner as to show that he was aiding, abetting or compelling her prostitution with another person.
Myles is also charged with attempting to procure a woman to be a common prostitute on Sept. 22, 2015, and attempting to live on the earnings of prostitution on the same date. He also faces drug-related charges.
Crown counsel Scott Wainwright said the evidence regarding the prostitution charges was on cellphones in the form of text messages.
Mr. Wainwright told the court that police arrested Myles on June 15 outside a bar/restaurant on West Bay Road. Police found five packets of cocaine, wrapped separately, inside the driver’s door of his BMW. When Myles’s home was searched, police found self-sealing bags, plus five or six cellphones, the court heard.
The cocaine in Myles’s car weighed 1.88 grams, and he was charged with possession with intent to supply.
He is further charged with conspiracy to supply controlled drugs on Aug. 31 and Sept. 22, 2015. He is alleged to have conspired with Alexander Adrian Ebanks to supply cocaine.
Defense attorney Prathna Bodden asked for the conspiracy charge to go to Grand Court. She advised that several people facing the same charge were all on bail, except Ebanks and Jaesha Hendrix (a woman who was reported missing in October last year and located in May).
The magistrate said the charges against Myles suggested a lifestyle so far beyond societal norms that no bail conditions would satisfy him. The matter was set for mention again on June 28.