MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Johnnie Randell Wilson Pigatt picked up the two women from a rehabilitation center in Palm Beach County, beat them and forced them into prostitution, according to the Miami Gardens Police Department.
Late last year, officers found the women at a house, 121 NW 188 St., steps away from Hibiscus Elementary School.
The women told investigators Pigatt first offered a 21-year-old woman and 25-year-old woman a place to stay in Miami Gardens, but he later held them there against their will. Detectives believe he used Backpage.com to start a brothel at the house.
According to Officer Carlos Austin officers arrested Pigatt on Thursday, and prosecutors are charging him with human trafficking.
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