HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) – A woman is facing multiple criminal charges after she, according to police, took her teenage daughter to New York for the purpose of pimping her out to Super Bowl fans.
The woman, 39-year-old Yolanda Ostoloza of Hollywood, Fla., ultimately confessed her crimes to authorities, according to court documents obtained by the Florida Sun-Sentinel.
“We came up here to work and make money with a pimp,” she was quoted as saying to police. “I knew it was for escorting and prostitution. I thought my daughter was just going to do the fetish stuff.”
Last Wednesday, Ostoloza was found out when her daughter, who is 15 years old, unknowingly agreed to have sex with an undercover New York City police officer for $200.
When she met the officer at midnight on Wednesday at the New York Hilton in New York City, police revealed themselves and began to place her under arrest. That was when she told the cops her age, and that her mother was waiting for her at another hotel, the paper learned.
Officers then found and arrested Ostol0za and placed her in jail, where her bail was set at $2,000.
New York law enforcement authorities were taking the matter of sex trafficking seriously in the days leading up to the Super Bowl. They cracked down Thursday on a prostitution ring that they said advertised on public access cable TV, took credit cards and used text messages to market “party packs” of cocaine and sex to clients.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the gang had been under surveillance for 11 months, but authorities decided to act now in the hope of disrupting any parties that might have been in the works for the upcoming Super Bowl weekend.
More than half of the 18 suspects charged in the case were under arrest Thursday, including a Long Island woman who authorities said went by the code-name “Beige” and was the primary ringleader. The rest were being sought.
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