84-year-old indicted for child porn

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A federal grand jury in Texarkana recently indicted an 84-year-old man for enticement of a juvenile, production and distribution of child pornography.

Jay Earl Anderson appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven for arraignment Monday in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas. Texarkana attorney Craig Henry entered not guilty pleas for Anderson to all three counts listed in an indictment accusing Anderson of using a computer and social media to entice or coerce a girl under 18 to produce pornographic images in April which he is accused of distributing.

Anderson is currently being held in the Titus County, Texas, jail. His case is scheduled for jury selection April 24 before U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder III.

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If convicted of coercion and enticement of a juvenile, Anderson faces a minimum of 10 and a maximum of life in prison and a fine up to $250,000. If found guilty of child exploitation to produce a pornographic image, Anderson faces 15 to 30 years in prison, a fine up to $250,000, or both. If found guilty of distributing child pornography, Anderson faces five to 20 years in prison, a fine up to $250,000, or both.

The government is also seeking Anderson’s forfeiture of his computer equipment and other related accessories. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Ross is prosecuting.

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