Couple accused of forcing homeless woman into prostitution

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A sick South Florida couple is accused of forcing a homeless woman into prostitution, according to local reports.

Kelly Monestime and Natalie Mary Vieira were arrested last week after they allegedly befriended a homeless woman and promised her shelter, but instead forced her to have sex for money at various hotels in the Miami-Dade area, NBC Miami reported.

Monestime was nabbed during a drug sting at the Comfort Suites in Miami Springs on July 19 and Viera was captured the next day.

The alleged victim told police the couple promised her a home in January, and a month later started setting her up on “dates” using a profile they created for her on backpage.com.

The woman said she was threatened by the depraved pair if she did not comply or if the clients were not “happy with the services she provided,” a police report said.

Monestime and Viera collected money before the encounters but the victim never saw a dime, police said.

She was also told to lie and say she was underage if police ever stopped her because it “would prevent her from getting in trouble,” according to the arrest report.

The couple is being held without bond on multiple sex-trafficking charges. Both denied the woman’s allegations.