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Three Arrested in Miami-Dade for Forcing 13-Year-Old Into Prostitution, Stripping at Club Madonna

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Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, 22, and DeWayne Ward, 18, were arrested on human-trafficking charges Monday after they allegedly forced a 13-year-old girl into prostitution and stripping at South Beach's only fully nude strip joint, Club Madonna.

The State Attorney's Office says the girl, identified only as D.J., ran away from home December 10 and was found by her mother January 6 along North Miami Avenue near NE 55th Street. During the interim period, the girl was allegedly forced into sex work.

The trafficking began just three days after the girl ran away from home. She had sex with men for $80 at 335 NE 55th Terrace. D.J. was supplied alcohol and marijuana by the trio, who also showed her their array of guns. The pimps threatened her if she tried to escape.

The girl, however, refused to continue having sex for money, so the trio soon forced her into working at Club Madonna between December 13 and January 4. San Vincente showed the girl the ropes of the strip club and taught her how to maximize her earnings, which were then given to the trio. They received about $1,000 from her work at the club.

A lawyer for Club Madonna told the Miami Herald that the club was unaware of the situation and had no further comment.

"This sad case shows how quickly human traffickers locate their young prey and turn them from children into cash-producing machines," Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement. "Sadly, to human traffickers, destroying a helpless child's life is unimportant when compared to the consistent flow of cash into their pockets. The people of this community will not tolerate this. With the help of my Human Trafficking Task Force and my specialized Human Trafficking prosecutors, we will end this hideous practice."

The three were charged with counts of human trafficking, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, lewd and lascivious conduct on a person less than 16, and delivering a controlled substance to a person under 18.

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36 comments
pimpinsobe
pimpinsobe

Dade SAO afraid of Leroy?  A scandal within a scandal!

Jorge
Jorge

The state needs to shut down Club Madonna. How many other young girls need to have their lives ruined until we do something?

DjCarlos Rojas
DjCarlos Rojas

Didn't know She was 13? What a lame excuse, I blame The authorities and commissioners of this Corrupt City, The club should be Shut down and The Major should start a deep Investigation.

rey0
rey0

lol, what else is new ?


paulmatthew22
paulmatthew22

It's like the DEATH PENALTY would be TOO GOOD for these EVIL PEOPLE,.They should be made to do 16 hrs of heavy labor a day, and be kept in perfect health to live until they are 120 yrs old,..

I would NEVER consider living in Miami for this reason,.There had to be a TON of enablers for this to happen,.A TON!,.Sodom and Gomorrah ain't got nothing on you South Beach!,.How you plow through everyday activities while this is going on around you is amazing!,.I am not religious,.but those 3 people need to be very soon!

Elizabeth Theriault
Elizabeth Theriault

Ok first the club should be charged. And I always tell my 13 year old think twice before running away because you never know who's going to catch you

John Perez
John Perez

Dionis Escoto, I would not be surprised if this isn't the first time a minor has gone through Club Madonna. God only knows how many young girls got "tenure" at Club Madonna.

Chgo Dave
Chgo Dave

Hold them accountable ! ------- all the them-------

John Perez
John Perez

I don't know if I should get mad at this story or laugh at the absurdity of Club Madonna's claims. They seriously could not tell she was 13?! Club Madonna- Pervert's Paradise.

Anastasia Biltmore
Anastasia Biltmore

Club Madonna is and has always been a sleazy dirtbag establishment that has looked the other way when girls have been prostituting in the VIP rooms. Shut. Them. Down.

Caio Graco Portes
Caio Graco Portes

Thank you MBPD! Let's put an end on human trafficking once and for all!!

Dionis Escoto
Dionis Escoto

Bro they need to shut down club Madonna! So you telling me they couldn't tell she was 13! N you guys paid the 3 guys instead if her, they knew something was up or was contributing to the prostitution scam! That place is garbage just like them 3 guys! That's sick! n justice needs to be served! On club Madonna not only the scum bags

Mercy Mercy-Me
Mercy Mercy-Me

If the police are not actively investigating the club and holding them responsible, how do we make sure that happens? If it happened to this girl, it probably has or will happen to more.

David Wilson
David Wilson

Any chance that you can proofread your headlines? So many mistakes.

Alex Brummitt
Alex Brummitt

Exactly! No repercussions for the club?! This makes me insane!

Mercy Mercy-Me
Mercy Mercy-Me

that poor girl will never be the same...f*cking scumbags

mred5111
mred5111

and they probably used backpage.com to advertise her services

Marcella Lulo
Marcella Lulo

Bullshit that the club did not know... They should be prosecuted with these scumbags!!!

ckinsobe
ckinsobe

OK, and the club is not responsible for this how??? Claiming they are unaware they have an underage girl working there is not a valid excuse. They should be under investigation and most likely shut down.


Mercy Suarez
Mercy Suarez

All 3 of those pieces of filth need to be exterminated like the roaches they are...

Teron Armstrong
Teron Armstrong

Add rape charges to them as well. Acting in concert.

Joe Matos
Joe Matos

How did Club Madonna, not know she was 13??? Fuckin dirtbags

Alex Wall
Alex Wall

No two ways about a case like this. I hope there's no mercy for this lot.

ob1sfla
ob1sfla

totally agree, authorities have no shame, i'm so glad i don't live there anymore


jpeezyfacebook
jpeezyfacebook

This... so much this. It's one thing if the girl was 16 and they couldn't tell she was younger, but a 13 year old?! Club Madonna- Pervert's Paradise.

lkinchen
lkinchen

Have you seen 13 year olds now a days???

bobloblawsblog
bobloblawsblog

@ob1sfla Because of this one instance, you are glad you don't live here no more. You are so fuckin' smart.


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