Defendant Convicted of 33 Counts Child Sexual Assault
DATE: August 30, 2022
CASE: Gene Birk Anderson (Case #21FE020051)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Danny Jensen, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit
Gene Birk Anderson pled guilty to 33 charges including lewd and lascivious touching of a child younger than 14 years old; lewd and lascivious touching a child aged 14-15 years old; oral copulation on an unconscious person; aggravated possession of child pornography; and filming a naked person by use of a hidden camera.
Between December 2017 and December 2020, Anderson regularly sexually abused a young girl he was taking care of when she was 13 to 16 years old. The abuse occurred when Anderson gave the victim “massages” and when the victim was asleep and he filmed the abuse. Anderson also set up hidden cameras and filmed the victim changing her clothing and when she was in the bathroom bathing. In October 2021, the victim reported the abuse to law enforcement. In addition to the videos of the victim, officers found more than 60,000 images of child pornography in Anderson’s possession. Two adults also came forward revealing that Anderson had sexually abused them between 1995 and 1998 when they were 7 to 8 years old and 11 to 13 years old respectively.
Anderson faces a maximum sentence of 35 years in prison. Sentencing is set for September 30, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 61 before the Honorable John Winn.