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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Monday, September 22, 2014

Lucas Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Production Of Child Pornography

A Lucas man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for crimes related to child pornography, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Robert A. Anderson, 69, pleaded guilty earlier this year to four counts, including production of child pornography, receipt of visual Depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and removal of property to prevent seizure.

From 2003 through 2011, Anderson did use, persuade, induce, entice and coerce two minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct, for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct, and such visual depiction was produced or transmitted using materials that had been mailed, shipped, and transported in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce by any means, including by computer, according to court documents.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carol M. Skutnik. The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, Cleveland Office.

Updated March 12, 2015