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13-year-old runaway girl is forced to dance at strip club and have sex with men

By Mason White 9:57 AM December 30, 2016
Kearita Ladd and Ambrosia Clemons
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A couple was arrested for forcing a young girl to dance at strip club and have sex with men for money.

Police in Chicago, Illinois, said that the female suspect, Kearita Ladd, 23, had sex with the girl in a hotel before she pimped her out to 10 men.

Her male accomplice, Ambrosia Clemons, 36, also had sex with the child. The couple dressed the child provocatively and forced her to dance at a strip club on two nights.

The girl did not know the suspects. She escaped with another person from the Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, which is a private behavioral health and addiction treatment center, prosecutors said.

The other person knew Clemons, who took the 13-year-old girl to the hotel.

Prosecutors said that hotel security cameras showed the girl trying to escape, but she was caught and beaten by the suspects.

The girl managed to reach out to a teacher on Facebook, while her captors went out to buy more sexy outfits for the victim for her night club appearance.

Police were called and they rescued the child. She told officers that the couple told her to tell the night club that she was born in 1998.

Clemons defended himself by saying that the girl lied about her age.

Clemons and Ladd were both charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery and aggravated sexual servitude of a minor, according to Cook County court records.

Ladd is being held on $500,000 bail, while Clemons is being held on $750,000 bail.