Krystina Cordasco, Missing 14-Year-Old Feared Used By Pimp, Found Safe: Police Say There Could Be Other Victims Of Suspect Leroy Bragg

Comments (0)


Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 4:47 PM

click to enlarge Krystina Cordasco was found safe.
  • Krystina Cordasco was found safe.
Police on Monday said a missing 14-year-old believed to have been used by an alleged pimp was found safe, but that he could have put dozens of others of teenage girls on the streets is Southern California.

Los Angeles police Capt. Ann Young called the victims' experience allegedly working for Leroy Bragg "traumatic."

Authorities believe 14-year-old Krystina Cordasco, a runaway from Upland, was put to work before she was found. Another girl, a 13-year-old from Hawthorne, was also alleged to be one of Bragg's victims.

KCAL9 news reported that a couple of his victims were found on a street corner in South Los Angeles, possibly sparking the investigation. Whether there really are dozens more victims remains to be seen. Police want anyone with information about Bragg to step forward.

Thirty-four-year-old Bragg was arrested Tuesday in Hawthorne after police reportedly cornered him in a backyard.

The alleged pimp is known as "Snipe King," cops said. He pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of burglary, human trafficking and pimping minor girls.

The FBI has joined the investigation of Bragg and his alleged "human trafficking" ring.

Anyone with info on Bragg was asked to drop a dime: 213-486-0957.

-With reporting from City News Service. Got news? Email us. Follow us on Twitter, too: @dennisjromero.

Related Content


Now Trending

  • L.A. Porn Production Shuts Down Over HIV Report

    The adult video industry's trade group today called for a moratorium on production after a performer might have tested positive for HIV. The Los Angeles-based Free Speech Coalition said in a statement that one of the facilities used by porn stars under the industry's voluntary, twice-a-month STD testing protocol "reported...
  • Woman Fatally Struck by Vehicle at Burning Man

    A woman was fatally struck by a vehicle at Burning Man today, organizers said. The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada identified the deceased as 29-year-old Alicia Louise Cipicchio of Jackson, Wyoming. Burning Man spokesman Jim Graham said she fell under a bus or "large vehicle" that was carrying participants early today. See...
  • Venice Boardwalk Beat-Down Caught on Video

    A brutal beating next to the Venice boardwalk this week was captured on video (on the next page). Los Angeles Police Department detectives are asking for your help in tracking down not only the suspect, but the victim, who "we haven't been able to locate," Officer Nuria Venegas told us...
Los Angeles Concert Tickets