13-Year-Old Forced to Dance at Miami Strip Club

Reported runaway also made to prostitute herself

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Miami Beach officials have suspended the business license at a local strip club, where police say a 13-year-old girl was forced to dance for money.

Police and the state’s attorney’s office are investigating how the teen, identified only as D.J., ended up at Club Madonna after reportedly running away from home on Dec. 10 before being found by her mother on Jan. 6 near North Miami Avenue, the Miami Herald reports.

Vilbert Jean, 37, Marlene San Vincente, 22, and DeWayne Ward, 18, were arrested on charges of human trafficking, lewd and lascivious conduct on a person under 16, delivering a controlled substance to a person under 18 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The club’s owner and management have not yet been criminally charged.

[Miami Herald]