Authorities made a gruesome discovery inside a feces-covered Florida trailer which led to the arrests of six men and one woman.
Mark Earl Dennis, 52, Andrew Barry Dennis, 45, Michael Ray Blasdel, 36, J.R. Gauthier, 29, Eleanor Faye McGlamory, 56, Michael Wayne Schwartz, 51, and Curtis Lee Gruwell, 34 were all hiding a dark secret inside the Silver Lake Mobile Home Community trailer in St. Petersburg.
While investigating the disappearance of a 17-year-old teen, authorities were alerted to the trailer, where Louisiana police presumed the teen was being held after being “lured” there via an online app.
Not only did police find the missing 17-year-old, they also discovered a 16-year-old boy who had gone missing from Marion County almost a year prior.
At first, Mark Dennis and Andrew Dennis claimed the 16-year-old teen was their son, however the truth reveals that the boy was lured away from his family with the promise of a better life.
What he experienced instead was ” living on a small mattress surrounded by animal cages and feces.”
To make matters worse, the teen was repeatedly sexually abused by the group of men, forced into being their sex slave for a year.
“As a mother, I cannot begin to stress how disturbing the facts of this case are for me,” Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said. “The teenage victim, in this case, was lured away from his family with promises of a better life. Instead, he was moved into a filthy trailer and used as a slave for nearly a year.”
According to police, it’s believed that Eleanor McGlamory introduced the boy to the married couple initially.
“They used him as a sex slave. The conditions inside this small trailer were deplorable. The victim was living on a small mattress with no bedding surrounded by animals, animal cages and animal feces,” Major Mark Hensley stated.
Now, all seven suspects are facing charges of conspiracy to commit human trafficking and interference with custody.