|For Immediate Release
Case # 14NF0118
May 6, 2014
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
MAN CONVICTED AND SENTENCED FOR PIMPING WOMAN HE MET ON DATING WEBSITE
SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced today to four years in state prison for pimping a 26-year-old woman he met on an online dating website. Everett Arnold Walker, 24, Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to one felony count of pimping.
Walker is a pimp who exploits women and/or children for financial gain. Pimps often establish rigid rules that their victims are expected to follow and victims are required to turn over all payment they receive for sex acts from sex purchasers to their pimp.
Walker met 26-year-old Jane Doe on a dating website and met her in person for the first time on or about Oct. 1, 2013. The defendant convinced Jane Doe to work for him as a prostitute and subsequently posted advertisements on a website known for prostitution offering sex acts with the victim.
Walker took all of the money Jane Doe was paid for sex acts and did not allow her to keep any of the money. He pimped her in both Orange County and Las Vegas by flying her back and forth and arranged prostitution encounters in both areas.
On Jan. 8, 2014, the Anaheim Police Department contacted Jane Doe and determined that she was the victim of pimping by the defendant.
At the sentencing today, a written victim impact statement was read on behalf of Jane Doe, which said in part, “That lifestyle is a prison and nobody should have to endure it.”
Deputy District Attorney Brad Schoenleben of the HEAT Unit prosecuted this case.
Proposition 35 and HEAT
In November 2012, California’s anti-human trafficking Proposition 35 (Prop 35) was enacted in California with 81 percent of the vote, and over 82 percent of the vote in Orange County, to increase the penalty for human trafficking, particularly in cases involving the trafficking of a minor by force.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Human Exploitation And Traffickin