District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced Tuesday that Randal Bailey, a 39 year-old resident of San Diego, was convicted of pimping, in violation of Penal Code section 266h(a).

The defendant pled to the charge on Aug. 7 and the honorable Judge Michael Carrozzo sentenced him to state prison Monday for a period of three years.
This prosecution is related to arrests that occurred on May 31.

The arrests were a result of a sting operation conducted by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office.

This conviction is a part of a continuing joint effort to combat human trafficking in Santa Barbara County.