A man suspected of being a pimp was arrested last week for allegedly threatening two women, and trying to drown one of them in an Anaheim motel, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office reported Monday.
Deandre Henderson, 26, of Tustin was arrested on Sept. 22 and faces charges of one charge each of felony attempted murder, felony assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, felony first degree residential burglary, felony pimping, and two felony counts each of criminal threats and pandering, the DA’s office reported in a news release.
Henderson is accused of pandering a woman from Washington, and pimping, pandering and keeping money received by another woman who was for paid sexual acts in area known for human trafficking and commercial sex between July 1 and July 17, prosecutors stated.
Henderson is also accused of threatening to kill both women between Aug. 17 and Sept. 17, according to the OCDA.
On Sept. 17 Henderson is alleged to have punched one victim, pulled her hair and attempted to hold her face underwater in a bathtub until she started to lose consciousness inside a motel bathroom in Anaheim, the DA’s office reported. Before fleeing he allegedly stole her purse and cell phone.
A motel employee noticed the victim running partially clothed through the parking lot and called police.
Henderson fled the scene, but was arrested a few days later at his Tustin home.
If convicted Henderson faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison.
Henderson is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 26.