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Jailhouse Video Reveals Candid Conversation Among 3 Suspects in Human Trafficking Case
NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Feb 21, 2014 | Hank Tester

Posted on 02/21/2014 7:29:58 PM PST by nickcarraway

The cops put the three suspects in a room and started the video recorder. They ended up sitting there for four hours.

DeWayne Ward, 18, Vilbert Jean, 36, and Marlene San Vincente, 22, started talking with each other about what they were facing and how they got into the mess of their lives. They are three of the four suspects involved in a human trafficking case involving a 13-year-old girl who was forced to dance nude at Miami Beach's Club Madonna, according to authorities.

What is evident from their conversation – heard on jailhouse video obtained by NBC 6 – is they did not appear to know that the teen Ward and Jean are accused of forcing into prostitution was 13 years old.

San Vincente, the Club Madonna dancer who police said brought the 13-year-old into the strip club, was floored when she found out from police that the girl was not 18, and did not have a baby.

San Vincente told the other two suspects that her heart hurt when she found out the girl’s true age. "Man I’m crying,” said Ward. He forced the 13-year-old to have sex with him on more than six occasions, according to police.

San Vincente's lawyer said she was shocked when police told her that the girl was not a mother.

Dustin Tischler, who represents San Vincente, said the candid conversations heard in the video are good for his client.

"It shows she is not lying,” he said.

Tischler added, "They sit there and they talk about how shocking it is that they found out that this girl’s 13. Marlene says that her heart hurts and the other guys are saying that it’s unbelievable."

Jean, Ward and San Vincente all face human trafficking and other charges in the case. Jean and Ward remain in jail, while San Vincente is out on bond.

The 13-year-old, who police have said is a habitual runaway, was missing again Thursday evening. But police said Friday that she was located after her family filed a missing persons report.

Her whereabouts remained unclear, however. NBC 6 went to the girl’s grandmother’s home Friday, but no one would comment, and the station’s crew was asked to leave.


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1 posted on 02/21/2014 7:29:58 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
floored when she found out from police that the girl was not 18

Forcing her to work at a strip club would be okay if she was 18, 22, any age? Gutter trash. I hope you never see daylight again.

2 posted on 02/21/2014 7:46:15 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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I'd like to hear what the perps actually SAY but the stupid news people like the sound of their own voice too much. Reporters talking, and jabbering, and setting the stage, and going to the lawyer, and summarizing what people did say and what people are going to say, and giving their spin on it ...

Can I hear the perps talk? Please?

I know they eventually get to say a word or two, but SHEESH!

3 posted on 02/21/2014 7:50:54 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: PistolPaknMama

“Man I’m crying,” said Ward. He forced the 13-year-old to have sex with him on more than six occasions, according to police.”

Agreed, and would this behavior be OK if the victim were an adult?

Sheesh, talk about rape is rape!


4 posted on 02/21/2014 8:11:38 PM PST by jocon307
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This is likely true, and is evidence of the “even evil has standards” aspect of criminals. They have little to no problem exploiting adults, and probably figure that an adult ought to be fair game since they either ought to know better or should be capable of defending themselves, but believe children are off-limits and find their exploitation reprehensible. This is why child molesters cannot be put in General Population with other prisoners, even though those other prisoners have committed truly horrible crimes themselves.

Had these three known at the outset that the girl was 13, I’d say there’s a good chance they either would have dumped her off somewhere, or even turned her in.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 8:36:32 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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I’m sorry I don’t buy the myth they didn’t know they were being video taped. Pretty common knowledge, especially those involved in nefarious activities, that interrogation rooms are video taped.


6 posted on 02/21/2014 8:59:04 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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please, it's called playing for the camera...
7 posted on 02/21/2014 9:34:21 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: nickcarraway

“Sorry about the rape - thought she was 18,” might not be the best defense.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 10:44:48 PM PST by BinaryBoy (Starve the RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: PistolPaknMama

That was my thought.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 7:55:05 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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