|For Immediate Release
Case # 11NF1480
March 1, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
MAN SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR PIMPING OUT AND EXPLOITING WOMAN IN ANAHEIM
SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced to seven years in state prison today for pimping out a woman in Anaheim and exploiting her for his financial gain. Chauncey Lawrence Arnold, 33, Los Angeles, was convicted by a jury, May 8, 2012, on one felony count of pimping and one felony count of pandering by procuring with a sentencing enhancement for a prior conviction in 2004 for pandering of a minor in Nevada.
In April 2011, Arnold contacted Jane Doe after obtaining her information from Jane Doe’s friend in Atlanta. Arnold contacted Jane Doe and got her to meet him in Los Angeles. Arnold purchased Jane Doe a bus ticket and she traveled from Atlanta to Los Angeles. Arnold drove Jane Doe from Los Angeles to Anaheim where he convinced her to perform sex acts with men and turn over the proceeds to him.
Arnold exploited Jane Doe by requiring her to give up the money she received for performing sex acts and required her to check-in with him when she was about to perform a sex act for money and after she finished. Arnold also advertised Jane Doe’s services on websites.
On May 10, 2011, an Anaheim Police Department (APD) Officer approached Jane Doe as she was attempting to find people who were willing to pay for sex acts performed by Jane Doe. APD who investigated this case, learned after further investigation that Arnold was her pimp. Jane Doe was granted immunity and treated as a victim and not charged with a misdemeanor. The felony charges in this case were filed on the exploiter. The next day on May 11, 2011, APD arrested Arnold outside a motel room in Anaheim.
On May 7, 2012, while out of custody on bail, Arnold did not appear in court for the remainder of his jury trial. The remainder of the trial was conducted with the defendant not present in court. On Oct. 30, 2012, Arnold was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department and transported back to Orange County.
Deputy District Attorney Daniel Varon of the Felony Panel prosecuted this case.