MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Police on Tuesday arrested a fourth suspect accused of forcing a 13-year-old girl into prostitution, then delivering her to three others who forced her to strip at Club Madonna in South Beach.
Police charged 34-year-old Audelin Pierre with human trafficking, delivering a controlled substance to a person under 18, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and lewd and lascivious conduct on a person less than 16. Three others -- Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vicente, 22, and DeWayne Ward, 18 -- face the same charges.
"It underscores that our Human Trafficking Task Force is doing a real aggressive job in identifying pimps, johns and the victims," said Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.
Pierre introduced the girl to the three others after she ran away from home, according to an arrest affidavit. He later brought a man over to have sex with her, then pocketed the $80.
"The girls run away, the predators are out there looking for them like hawks," said Fernandez Rundle.
San Vicente, a dancer at Club Madonna, then brought the girl there, where she stripped for about a week, police said. She never kept any money she earned.
Inside the home where investigators said she was held, police found marijuana, cocaine, Viagra, and an AK-47.
Last week, City Manager Jimmy Morales issued a six-month order revoking Club Madonna's business license. The club's owner on Tuesday filed a restraining order against the city in federal court.
"I continue to stand by my decision to pull Club Madonna's business license," Morales said in a statement. "We used the exact procedures required by our city code. The club owner is now availing himself of the legal remedies available to him."
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