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Jackson Man Sentenced to Serve 78 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

CAPE GIRARDEAU - The United States Attorney's Office announced that Travis J. Anderson, age 49, of Jackson, Missouri, has been sentenced to serve 78 months in federal prison for the offense of Possession of Child Pornography. Anderson appeared for his sentencing hearing today before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. at the federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

According to court documents, law enforcement officials executed a federal search warrant at Anderson’s residence in March 2021. Numerous items were seized, including Anderson’s mobile phone and several computer hard drives. Investigators subsequently discovered a large volume of child pornography on the devices. At his guilty plea hearing last February, Anderson admitted that he downloaded the material over the internet. After serving his 78-month sentence, Anderson was ordered to be placed on supervised release for 20 years. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the St. Charles County Cyber Crimes Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Jack Koester handled the prosecution for the Government.

Updated October 4, 2022

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