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Eastern District of Kentucky

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Pikeville Man Sentenced To 87 Months For Receiving Child Pornography

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – A Pikeville man, Craig T. Anderson, 29, has been sentenced to 87 months in federal prison, to be followed by a 25-year term of supervised release, for knowingly receiving child pornography.


On December 28, 2017, United States District Judge David L. Bunning formally sentenced Anderson, who must serve 85 percent of his federal prison sentence.


Anderson previously admitted in federal court that, in February of 2015, he knowingly received images of child pornography by accessing The Onion Router (TOR) network and saving child pornography images in his “TOR Browser” directory.  A forensic examination of Anderson’s laptop computer revealed approximately 577 unique images of child pornography on his computer.  The investigation was part of a nationwide operation conducted by the FBI.  As a result of  its investigation, the FBI obtained a search warrant for Anderson’s parents’ residence and seized his computer.  


Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky and Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation jointly announced the sentence.


The investigation was conducted by the FBI.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney David Marye.

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Updated January 3, 2018