June 25, 2018
On June 19, 2018, 44 year old Isiah Campbell was convicted
of 11 counts of felony pandering and 3 counts of felony pimping for conduct
against 11 different victims. The jury
found Mr. Campbell not guilty of additional charges of human sex trafficking.
Mr. Campbell was arrested on March 16, 2017, as a result of an undercover sting operation organized by El Dorado County Sheriff's Office and aimed at combating illegal sex trade in the Placerville area. As a result of extensive investigation by Detective Rich Horn of the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office and Investigator Gary Malmquist of the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office, many additional victims were identified. It was discovered that since 2015, Mr. Campbell had been traveling throughout all of California, as well as other states, posting advertisements for acts of prostitution for women, booking them hotel rooms, as well as providing them transportation, food, and protection. He was violent with some of the victims and threatened violence on other victims.
The Honorable Candice Beason, a retired judge sitting on
assignment, presided over the trial. Special
Victims Unit Team Lead Lisette Suder prosecuted the case for the People. Sentencing is scheduled for July 9, 2018.