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The convicted ringleader of an Ottawa teenaged prostitution ring will serve the rest of her sentence in an adult facility.

Kailey Oliver-Machado, 18, who was handed a 6 1/2-year sentence in November, will spend her remaining time at a women's penitentiary in Kitchener, Ont.

With credit for time served, she has three years remaining on her sentence.

In her ruling Wednesday, Justice Diane Lahaie said it would be in Oliver-Machado's best interest to serve the time at the Kitchener facility because of the services available to help her rehabilitate.

Oliver-Machado was just 15 when she was arrested in June 2012 for drugging, beating and snapping nude photographs of five fellow teenagers and blackmailing them into prostitution.

She was found guilty of 27 charges at trial including human trafficking, sexual assault and making and possessing child pornography.

Oliver-Machado has been completing high school credits while in custody and has said she wanted to become an occupational therapist and pursue gardening in her spare time. However, Lahaie said she found the girl, who is highly intelligent, was just going through the motions and making herself look better in order to get a lesser sentence.

"Your conduct is despicable" said Lahaie, adding all of the tools and resources for her rehabilitation would be available to her in prison.

At the time of her sentencing the court also lifted the ban on publishing her name.