DATE: February 24, 2021

CASE: Bruce Anderson (Case #20FE011579)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Courtney Martin, Human Trafficking Unit

Bruce Anderson was convicted by a jury 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.

Anderson faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.  Sentencing is set for April 30, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 14 before the Honorable Tami Bogert.