Woman arrested in Colorado Springs, accused of trying to organize underage prostitution ring

Posted at 11:58 AM, Mar 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-16 13:58:49-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Springs detectives arrested a woman Thursday who is accused of trying to recruit women in several states to work for her as prostitutes.

Kyasha Tisdale faces multiple felony charges in the case, including human trafficking of a child, pimping and inducement of child prostitution, among others.

She was arrested Thursday upon her arrival to Colorado Springs on a bus following a “long-term undercover investigation,” according to police.

Colorado Springs police say Tisdale was “actively working to establish an all-female prostitution organization” in California, Arizona, Texas, Ohio and Louisiana, and that she planned to meet with two women to make them prostitutes.

Police say one of the women she had been set to meet with portrayed herself as a 16-year-old girl. They also say that while Tisdale was en route to Colorado Springs from Phoenix, she made friends with a 17-year-old girl who had run away from her home in Utah.

The girl was returned to her family members, according to police.

Tisdale is set to make her first appearance in court Friday afternoon. Records show she was being held without bond Friday morning.

She faces investigation on charges of human trafficking of a child, inducement of child prostitution, pimping of a child, procurement of a child, pandering of a child, contributing to the delinquency of a child, pimping and pandering.