FORT WORTH, Texas–A local man was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to more than eight years in federal prison following his guilty plea to possessing child pornography.
The investigation was conducted by the Fort Worth Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Richard D. Anderson, 59, of Fort Worth, Texas, has been in custody since he pleaded guilty in March. This 97-month prison sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
According to documents filed in this case, in September 2012, officers with the Fort Worth Police ICAC Unit executed a search warrant at Anderson’s home and seized computers and removable storage media. A forensic exam of these seized items revealed images and videos of child pornography. Anderson admitted he had downloaded images of child pornography from the Internet using newsgroups, and that he had transferred images from his computer to his flash drive.