In Grand Court on Wednesday, Justice Marlene Carter found Wayne Carlos Myles guilty of six charges relating to prostitution and not guilty to five other charges.

The Crown’s case was based on incidents that occurred between November 2014 and February 2016.

Four of the charges were for living on the earnings of prostitution – that is, within specified dates he “knowingly lived wholly or partly on the earnings of prostitution”.

Seven charges were for attempting to live on the earnings of prostitution within other specified dates.

The case for the prosecution, conducted by Crown counsel Eleanor Fargin, was that Myles acted as a “pimp” for 32 females. He exercised control, direction or influence over the movements of prostitutes in such a manner as to show that he was “aiding, abetting or compelling their prostitution with another person”.

Evidence included documented conversations and phone messages about the prices of “female services” and locations for the prostitutes to work, and he took a cut of their pay.

Trial began on 25 March after Myles, represented by attorney Alex Davies, elected to be tried by judge alone.

Sentencing was set for 27 June.

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