Five Individuals Sentenced to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking and Money Laundering in the Fox Valley
Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on January 23, 2024, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against registered sex offender Daniel L. Anderson (age 54) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Chasity S. Evans (age 37) of Ripley, Tennessee (formerly of Milwaukee). The indictment charges Anderson and Evans with production of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2251(a) and 2251(e). The indictment also charges Anderson with Commission of a Felony Sex Offense by an Individual Required to Register as a Sex Offender, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2260A.
According to the indictment, Anderson and Evans aided and abetted the repeated production of CSAM of a minor child between February 2023 and June 2023. The child is alleged to have been between the ages of 11 and 12 years old during the production of the CSAM. The indictment further alleges that Evans sent the CSAM to Anderson via cell phone, in exchange for small sums of money via Cash App.
If convicted of producing CSAM, Anderson faces a mandatory 25 years’ imprisonment and up to 50 years’ imprisonment. This enhanced penalty is predicated on Anderson’s 2014 state criminal convictions for child enticement. If convicted of that offense, Evans would face a mandatory 15 years’ imprisonment and up to 30 years’ imprisonment. Each also could be fined up to $250,000 for the production offense. If convicted of committing a felony as a registered sex offender, Anderson would also face a mandatory sentence of 10 years, which would run consecutively to any sentence for producing CSAM.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Memphis, Tennessee field offices) investigated this case, with the assistance of the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Abbey M. Marzick.
An indictment contains allegations is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove them each guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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