Pimping and Robbery Conviction Against Gang Member NR16094lp

March 9, 2016

Los Angeles: Human Trafficking
Task Force investigation results in a 24-year old gang member being
convicted of pimping and robbery with a sentence of 6 years in
state prison.

On March 7, 2016 Kendall Tolbert, a Compton resident, plead guilty
to pimping charges before a California Superior Court. In documents
previously filed against Tolbert, he was accused of having used an
adult victim and possibly minors as prostitutes for his own
financial gain. He preyed on vulnerable victims and convinced them
to become prostitutes. If the victim’s did not perform as he
required, Tolbert would verbally and physically abuse them. Tolbert
admitted to physically abusing one victim and robbing her of her
money and personal belongings.
Tolbert is one of 16 defendants that have been convicted for human
trafficking related offenses by the Los Angeles Police Department’s
Operations South Bureau Human Trafficking Task Force since the task
force was established. The primary goal of this task force is to
rescue victims and put predators in jail, to this end, if anyone
believes they have been a victim of Tolbert, please contact the
Human Trafficking Task Force.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact
Operations South Bureau Human Trafficking Task Force at (213)
926-3963. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be
directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to
remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
(800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact by texting to phone
number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All
text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may
also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the