MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New photographs released Wednesday show guns, cash and plastic bags full of what police say is marijuana inside the Little Haiti home where a 13-year-old girl was forced into prostitution.
Authorities also released the audio of the child’s statement to police. The girl, whose name is being withheld due to the nature of the allegations, gave detectives details about her troubled life.
“Do you use drugs?” a detective asked the girl.
“Yeah,” she said.
“What drugs do you use?” the detective asked.
“Weed,” she said.
“Weed? When’s the last time you smoked weed,” he asked. “Two days ago.”
The girl told a Miami detective how she ran away from home and ended up with a quartet of human traffickers who made her work as a prostitute and dance nude at Miami Beach’s Club Madonna. Of the defendant Dewayne Ward she said, “he started having sex with me and stuff.”
The girl says Ward forced her to have sex with him repeatedly. She said she slept on a ripped black vinyl couch in the house, surrounded by drug dealing.
“You saw them sell drugs?” the detective asked.
“Yeah, I saw the drugs,” she said.
“You saw the drugs, what were they?”
“There was crack, there was white. They put ‘em in like little bags,” she said.
She said accused human trafficker Audelin Pierre pimped her out as a prostitute.
“I had sex with some guy,” she said.
“Who set that up?” the detective asked.
“A.P.” she said referring to Audelin Pierre.
“How much was he supposed to pay?”
“Eighty,” she said.
“Eighty dollars,” he said. “Uh-huh,” she replied.
The girl said she was kept stoned on booze and pot that cops photographed in the house. Then, she came to the strip club. The child said Marlene San Vincente took her to Club Madonna and got her a gig dancing in the nude.
She said she wasn’t asked for ID, nothing to verify her age. She said Vibert Jean was the muscle man who flashed his pistol and fists to keep her working.
“You better get your butt up and go over there.And then that’s when he started threatening me and stuff. Like if you don’t do go I’m shoot you. If you don’t go, I’m gonna beat you whatever,” she told a detective about Jean’s alleged threats.
She said she made $500 a night dancing in the buff taking all the cash back to the cathouse and gave it to her alleged captors.
For now, no one at Club Madonna has been charged with anything. All the accused human traffickers have pleaded not guilty. If convicted, they face up to life.