13-year-old stripper: ‘Peaches’ scandal erupts at all-nude club in South Florida
On Friday, the city pulled the club’s license in the wake of allegations that it allowed a 13-year-old girl, allegedly caught up in a human sex trafficking scheme, to dance naked on stage.
The girl, a runaway, told police that she agreed to dance at the club, but was later forced to turn over her earnings to her pimps, two Miami men who on Monday were arrested, along with a female dancer at the club, on charges that they forced her strip and prostitute herself.
When she told investigators how she was allegedly able to easily slip into a South Beach strip club and dance her way onto stage naked – without anyone seeming to take notice of her age — it brought renewed attention to Club Madonna, as well as to an adult entertainment industry, that has spent decades trying to overcome its negative image.
The uproar over the 13-year-old dancer is not likely to boost that image makeover.
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