January 9, 2014 Miami, Florida, (CBSMiami/MailOnline) — Three people were arrested Monday after being accused of forcing a 13-year-old girl into both prostitution and stripping under the stage name ‘Peaches’ at a Miami club.
Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, 22, and DeWayne Ward, 18, forced the young runaway into a life of sex slavery after scooping her up off a Miami Beach street last month, officials said.
The trio forced her to have sex for money on at least one occasion she was forced her to strip at Club Madonna on the South Beach Strip, according to an affidavit cited by the Miami Herald.
The girl, identified only as D.J. in the affidavit, was held against her will by the gun-toting trio and plied with drugs and alcohol, police said in the report. She ran away from home and was reported missing on December 10.
She and two 15-year-old friends shacked up at a seedy motel in North Miami. They soon met a man referred to only as AP, he brought them to a nearby home.
The two other girls were dismissed for being too young, but D.J. insisted she was 18, said the report.
Mr Ward had sex with the teen at least six times and she was forced to have sex with a man at a motel for only $80, the affidavit said.
Her captors did not give her any of the money, and forced her to strip when she railed against having sex for money, the report said.
Ms San Vicente, who already danced for cash at the all-nude club, forced her to spend her nights on stage, according to the affidavit.
The minor was given ‘exotic clothing’ by the woman, she even had her hair and nails done – she sometimes made as much as $500 a night, authorities said, adding that she often made well in excess of $1,000 a week.
The trio reportedly took all of it. They also held her hostage with an AK-47 assault rifle, a .40-caliber handgun and threatened her with bodily harm, police alleged.
The firearms and large amounts of marijuana and alcohol were recovered from the home after the girl managed to escape last week and her mother called police, according to CBS Miami.
Authorities have not arrested any other club employees, but say in the arrest report that the girl was never asked to provide proof of her age.
‘The minor victim was never asked, nor did she ever provide the Madonna club management any identification to verify her age,’ cops said.
A club attorney told the Herald there is no evidence the girl ever worked at Madonna.
‘We have no record of her signing in,’ said Richard Wolfe. ‘We have no payroll record of her working. All the other girls signed contracts, we have no contract from this girl.’
Club owner Leroy Griffith also said he had no idea the girl was at the club.
‘What happened to us is one of the dancers called up and said ‘I’m going to come back and dance. Can I bring a friend?’ he told the Herald. ‘You know, there are 40 or 50 girls walking in and out of the club.’