was a LDS church member in Washington state; allegedly downloaded and shared more than 9,000 images of young children engaged in sexually explicit activity; convicted

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This case arose in 2013 in Gig Harbor, Washington.

LDS church member Elwood Anderson, “A Gig Harbor man described as an upstanding member of the
community and his church has been deemed Washington state’s top downloader of child
pornography, authorities said.”

“Upwards of 9,000-10,000 images,” were found according to Lt. Ron Mead. And “these are hardcore graphic images of underage children,” said Mead.

A neighbor told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News that Anderson, who goes by Woody, is married,
the father of four girls, and according to Tony, one of the nicest people you will ever meet.”
“We knew him to be a very upstanding citizen, member of the community, and member of
his church community with the Mormon Church,” said Tony.

Case facts

Case information sources

  1. Gig Harbor Man Suspected of Being State's Leading Downloader of Child Pornography
    view source details | 3 Oct 2013 | Patch

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