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Pimp forces prostitute, 13, to get eyelid tattoo with his name

By Mason White 5:02 AM March 31, 2013
Roman Thomas III 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A sick pimp in Miami, Florida, forced an underage prostitute to tattoo his name on her eyelids, according to police reports in Miami, Florida.

Police said that this all happened when the prostitute, 13, tried to leave her pimp. That is when the man forced her into a Miami tattoo parlor and tattooed his street name on her eyelids.

The teen is now carrying his nickname, Suave, on her right eyelid. On her left eyelid the word “house” was tattooed, suggesting that she was his.

Suave, formally known as Roman Thomas III, was arrested on Monday by police in Miami. The 26-year-old and a female accomplice, Shanteria Sanders, forced and coerced the young girl to become a prostitute, giving her drugs to keep her obedient.

Nicknamed Sparkle, the teen escaped from a troubled home. She met Thomas in the beginning of the month at the USA Flea Market in Miami. A day later, he saw her and convinced her to come home with him.

He lived in a Miami Shores Motel. It was there that Thomas and Sanders took provocative photos of the girl, uploading them to the classified section of Sparkle was heralded as the new girl, according to police reports.

Thomas and Sanders then forced the 13-year-old to become a prostitute. She was given condoms and taught how to talk to customers. They used drugs and alcohol to keep the girl dependent on them.

Once, when the two realized that some money was missing, they duct-taped the girl and threatened to kill her, according to police.

After Sparkle threatened to flee, Thomas and Sanders dragged her back to the flea market, where she was tattooed.
“It is outrageous that this girl is marked for life at such a young age, of all places on the eyelids,” a police detective told a Miami, Florida based newspaper.

The runaway teen’s mother tracked down her daughter and led police to her pimp, according to reports.
“Police caught a lucky break because there was a concerned family member looking out for the young girl. There are however, thousands of girls with no one to look after them who are in real danger,” Mark Gerald, a Miami, Florida therapist told

Thomas and Sanders face charges of human trafficking, illegal, obscene and lascivious exhibition and delivery of a controlled substance to a child.