Yolanda Ostoloza convicted of pimping teen daughter during Super Bowl, Ostoloza, 39, faces up to 15 years in prison after she was convicted of promoting prostitution and endangering the welfare of a child in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Yolanda Ostoloza brought her daughter from Hollywood, Florida to New York to make some cash off the football crowds last January.
An undercover cop called an online ad to arrange a rendezvous for $200 and the teen girl showed up at Midtown’s New York Hilton to meet him.
“She is the one person that was supposed to protect [her],” Assistant District Attorney Rachel Ehrhardt said at the non-jury trial before Justice Daniel Conviser. “The one person that was supposed to protect her betrayed her and sold her to the highest bidder.”
Defense lawyer Lawrence LaBrew argued that Ostoloza came to New York to turn tricks but had no intentions of involving her daughter. She’d planned to drop her off at a family member’s house. But the pimp, unbeknownst to her, had posted the young girl’s pic on a prostitution site and taken her to meet with the undercover, he said.