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A South Florida woman was arrested after police say she brought her 15-year-old daughter to New York to pimp her out as a prostitute during the Super Bowl. NBC 6's Steve Litz reports.
A South Florida woman was arrested after police say she brought her 15-year-old daughter to New York to pimp her out as a prostitute during the Super Bowl.
Yolanda Ostoloza, 39, from Hollywood, was arrested Wednesday and charged with promoting prostitution and endangering the welfare of a child, the New York Daily News reported.
"We came up here to work and make money with a pimp," Ostoloza told officers, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the Daily News. "I knew it was for escorting and prostitution."
She added that she "thought my daughter was just going to do the fetish stuff," the report said.
The arrest was made after Bronx vice detectives posing as johns agreed to meet the teen at the New York Hilton in Midtown and pay $200 in exchange for sex, the report said. The girl told officers she was just 15 and that her mother was waiting for her at another hotel.
Ostoloza was booked into jail and was being held on $2,000 bond Friday. Police were still searching for the pimp she was working with, who is only known by a nickname, the paper reported.
The arrest comes as police continued a crackdown on prostitution ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands.