Silver Spring, Maryland rapper Monriko Clements, who goes by the artist name “King Swuice,” was arrested in Maryland and extradited to southern Florida this 7 days on rates of human trafficking.
The victim, recognized by authorities only as M.C., satisfied Mr. Clements on relationship application Tinder in May possibly. Mr. Clements then invited M.C. to a strip club in Baltimore where he performed as King Swuice, and the two started a romance, according to authorities.
When M.C. missing her job at Chipotle 3 weeks into her marriage with Mr. Clements, Mr. Clements is alleged to have recommended prostitution as a way for her to make dollars and provide for her small children, in accordance to an arrest warrant reviewed by the Miami Herald.
Authorities accuse Mr. Clements of placing up an on line site advertising M.C.’s solutions on “dates”, charging $120 for 15 minutes, $200 for 20 minutes, and $300 for an hour, according to WPLG-Television set, a Miami ABC affiliate. M.C. also tattooed a crown and “Swuice” over her remaining breast to signify that she “belonged” to Mr. Clements.
Involving Could and November, M.C. estimated she acquired all-around $20,000, which Mr. Clements is accused of keeping for himself. Mr. Clements is also accused of plying M.C. with cocaine and ecstasy, in accordance to WPLG-Television set.
When temperature turned cold in the Northeast in early November, the pair drove to the Miami area, using up home in Florida City. M.C. allegedly done her organization primarily in Miami Beach front and Fort Lauderdale.
On Nov. 14, M.C. called her mom, and informed her about Mr. Clements’ alleged pimping and actual physical abuse. That afternoon, as the pair was driving to Miami Seaside, they received into an argument.
M.C. desired to give up prostitution, whilst Mr. Clements is alleged to have proposed she turn into a madam, running an escort provider and recruiting other ladies while funneling proceeds again to him, according to WPLG-Tv set.
Immediately after Mr. Clements is alleged to have threatened her daily life and beaten her in the vehicle with a cellphone cord, M.C. leapt out of the going car or truck. A bystander aided the girl, in accordance to WPLG-Tv set.
“Imagine, she jumped out a relocating auto jeopardizing injuries or loss of life due to the fact she could not assume of a superior way to steer clear of the beating that she alleged Clements was providing her,” Miami-Dade Condition Attorney Normal Katherine Fernandez Rundle at a information conference, in accordance to WFOR-Television set, a Miami CBS affiliate.
Mr. Clements then returned his rented vehicle to the airport and left town, according to the Herald. M.C.’s mother, meanwhile, had contacted Maryland Point out Law enforcement, who in flip contacted Florida Metropolis Law enforcement.
Mr. Clements was arrested this week in Fulton in Howard County, Maryland, and is billed with one particular rely of human trafficking and 1 rely of deriving assistance from proceeds of prostitution.