Defendant Sentenced for Pimping, Pandering Conviction
DATE: April 30, 2021
CASE: Bruce Anderson (Case #20FE011579)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Courtney Martin, Human Trafficking Unit
The Honorable Tami Bogert sentenced Bruce Anderson to 16 years in prison. On February 23, 2021, a jury convicted Anderson of one count of pimping and four counts of pandering charges. An allegation that Anderson suffered a prior strike conviction for first-degree residential burglary was also found true.
In the spring of 2020, Rancho Cordova police officers received a tip that Anderson was engaging in the commercial sexual exploitation of one of the victims. Officers contacted the victim and received information from her that substantiated this tip. Officers also obtained evidence from Anderson’s social media page, which showed him regularly inducing women to engage in prostitution with him serving as their pimp. Anderson has a previous conviction in Washington state for a felony charge of promoting prostitution.