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Man Accused of Forcing 6 Cuban Women into Prostitution

Prostitution
Posted at 10:33 AM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 10:33:00-04

MIAMI (AP) - Prosecutors say six young women from Cuba who agreed to work as exotic dancers to pay off a $20,000 smuggling fee were instead forced into sex slavery in Miami.

El Nuevo Hearld (http://hrld.us/2f17kKY ) reports the women were locked up, mistreated and forced into prostitution until they were rescued by police in September.

Court documents show 31-year-old Silvio Clark Morales offered to find them jobs as strippers in Miami. In turn, they agreed to pay him $100 a day from their earnings until they paid off the fee. Once they got to Miami, the women say Morales increased the debt to $55,000 and forced them into prostitution.

Morales was arrested Sept. 6. He faces trial later this month on 16 charges including sexual trafficking. An attorney wasn't listed on court records.

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Information from: El Nuevo Herald (Miami), http://www.elnuevoherald.com/

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