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Sachse Man Sentenced to 96 Months in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

DALLAS — Mark Reice Anderson, 62, of Sachse, Texas, was sentenced last week by Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn to 96 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in November 2016 to one count of transportation and shipping child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

According to documents filed in the case, on October 16, 2015, law enforcement executed a search warrant at the residence of Anderson on Maple Shade Ave., Sachse, Texas. An unusually large number of computers and other digital media were found and seized. A search of the computers and other digital media revealed multiple files depicting child pornography, including over 19,000 images of child pornography and 1,000 videos of child pornography.


The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab “resources.”


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Shane Read was in charge of the prosecution.


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Lisa Slimak

Updated June 5, 2017

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