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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Judge sentences Poplar Bluff man to 35 years for assault in Dunklin County Jail

CAPE GIRARDEAU – United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. sentenced Shederic Anderson to 35 years in prison today. The 46-year-old Poplar Bluff, Missouri, resident was found guilty, in November 2019, on two counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Anderson also pleaded guilty, in December 2018, to escape from custody. 

On July 26, 2018, Anderson escaped from the Cydkam Center in Neelyville, Missouri. Anderson signed out of the facility to go to work and never returned. Anderson was arrested and detained in the Dunklin County Jail. While in the Dunklin County Jail, he sexually assaulted another inmate. A jury found Anderson guilty, on November 15, 2019, for committing the assault on another inmate.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Assistant United States Attorney Keith Sorrell handled the prosecution for the government.      

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated March 18, 2021