This is not the kind of Florida crime that makes the Sunshine State proud.
A Florida mom, 39 year-old Yolanda Ostoloza, was arrested in New York City in January for endangering the welfare of a child and promoting prostitution. Allegedly, she had tried to pimp her 15-year-old daughter during the Super Bowl. Per the criminal complaint, the Hollywood, Florida mom told police “we came over here to work and make money with a pimp… I thought my daughter was just going to do the fetish stuff.”
Police arrested Ostoloza at the Double Tree Metropolitan after detectives – who pretended to be men looking for prostitutes – set up a meeting with the 15 year-old at a Midtown Hilton. The cops had promised to pay $200 for a sex act. A judge ordered the mom to be held on $2,000 bail and granted an order of protection for the 15-year-old to be removed into custody of the New York Administration of Children Services.
Police also arrested 23 year-old Terra Todd, another Floridian, in conjunction with the prostitution scheme; reportedly, she will not be prosecuted.
The bust comes on the heels of a major crackdown on prostitution in New York City called “Operation Out of Bounds.” A joint project of the New York Police Department and the State’s AG’s office, Operation Out of Bounds led to the arrest of 41 year-old Hyun Ok Yoonung, a purported prostitution “ring leader.” Police arrested 18 other people during the investigation. During Superbowl weekend alone (January 23-25), undercover cops in NYC arrested 87 johns.
It’s sad to think that a mother would be capable of pimping her child. However, it’s important not to use a news report as a sole yardstick to judge someone’s guilt or innocence. You might be surprised by how biased even seemingly objective, intelligent sounding reporting can be.
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