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Posted on: November 17, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Man Arrested for Online Corruption of a Child

William Rhodes Anderson, Jr.

On November 16, a detective was working a sting regarding child prostitution. A man, later identified as William Rhodes Anderson, Jr., age 65, of Springville, Indiana, responded to an ad the detective posted and texted him. The detective was posing as a 15-year-old girl, and Anderson set up a date to meet at his apartment in Eugene.

Anderson agreed to pick up the ’15-year-old’ after school. Anderson showed up at the designated location and was contacted by detectives and placed under arrest at 5:18 p.m., for Online Sexual Corruption of a Child.

If anyone has additional information regarding Anderson, they are asked to call Detective Dave Burroughs at 541.682.5868.

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