Alleged Pimping Suspect Wanted In Anderson, Arrested In Sacramento Area

A suspected pimp wanted by Anderson Police has been captured. Last July, the APD was assisted by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Probation Department and D.A.’s Office in a human trafficking sting operation. A 21-year-old woman from Stockton allegedly agreed to provide sexual services to what turned out to be undercover officers. When she arrived at the pre-arranged location in Anderson she had three juveniles with her, including her 1-year-old child and an underage teen runaway who officers believe was being pushed into prostitution. An ongoing investigation led detectives to believe that both the woman and the teenager were being pimped by 23-year-old Anyaso Copeland of San Francisco. A felony warrant for Copeland was issued last month and Copeland was arrested in Sacramento County over the weekend. He’s awaiting extradition to Shasta County to face charges.