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.