Skip to comments.Jailhouse Video Reveals Candid Conversation Among 3 Suspects in Human Trafficking Case
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 girls true age. "Man Im 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 girls 13. Marlene says that her heart hurts and the other guys are saying that its 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 girls grandmothers home Friday, but no one would comment, and the stations crew was asked to leave.
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.
Can I hear the perps talk? Please?
I know they eventually get to say a word or two, but SHEESH!
“Man Im 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!
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.
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.
“Sorry about the rape - thought she was 18,” might not be the best defense.
That was my thought.