Earlier this month Miami police arrested Roman Thomas III for allegedly prostituting a 13-year-old girl on Backpage. Police say he did this while on probation for having sex (child rape) with a minor. Reports say that he was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of his most recent arrest.
When the 13-year-old girl tried to leave Thomas he took her to a flea market and the phrase ‘Suave House’ tattooed across her eyelids. Suave is Thomas’ street name while house indicates that she is his ‘property’. Before I go on a lot of pimps have their victims tattooed as their property. If they’re not already any tattoo parlor caught doing this should be prosecuted as aiding and abetting. No legitimate tattoo parlor would ever tattoo a 13-year-old girl.
Police say that Thomas also supplied the girl with drugs and liquor and threatened her with violence in an incident where she was duct taped after some money went missing.
If you think that this isn’t typical behavior for pimp or trafficker you’d be wrong. In a lot of stories that I post the victims of these traffickers end up brutally beaten, maimed or worse. If you’re looking for somewhere to point the finger at I would suggest Backpage.com since they’re the ones who are not only allowing these underage and abused girls to be advertised on their site but they’re making money from it as well. They make money from every underage girl who is turned out on their site. They make money from the pimps and trafficking lowlifes that beat, rape and torture these girls if they don’t submit to their every whim. Is this the kind of business we want operating anywhere in the world? I sure as hell don’t and neither should you.
Investigators say they believe there are other young victims out there and have established a hotline. Anyone with information may call the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Human Trafficking Hotline at 305-350-5567.
Thanks to Adrianne for the tip.