A 13-year-old Miami girl was forced into prostitution and also made to dance at a fully nude strip club on South Beach, according to police.
The girl, identified only as "D.J.," allegedly went by "Peaches" when she was forced to dance at Club Madonna on Washington Avenue, the Miami Herald reports.
Three people have been arrested on human trafficking charges. Club Madonna dancer Marlene San Vincente, 22, Vilbert Jean, 36, and DeWayne Ward, 18, all of Miami, were also charged with 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, according to NBC6.
D.J. reportedly ran away from her home on December 10, Local 10 reports. She crossed paths with Jean, San Vicente, and Ward, who allegedly forced her to have sex with a man for $80 and took the cash. She told investigators she was plied with marijuana and alcohol by the trio, who displayed their guns and threatened her.
When D.J. refused to continue prostituting herself, the trio allegedly forced her to perform at the strip club, where she was taken and coached by San Vicente, a regular performer. The Miami Herald reports no one at the club has been arrested, though investigators conducted a search Tuesday, looking through hard drives and surveillance video.
Club Madonna's attorney Richard Wolfe told the Herald that “we have no record of her signing in. We have no payroll record of her working. All the other girls signed contracts. We have no contract from this girl."
But owner Leroy Griffith told Local10 that he heard D.J. had indeed performed, suggesting that she must have walked in with San Vicente and circumvented management.
"I feel bad about it," said Griffith. "The management, we're having meetings about it right now."
The girl was found Monday by her mother, who called police.