Former Ferris woman guilty for letting husband take explicit photos of daughter
A former Ferris resident pleaded guilty Tuesday, April 19 to allowing her husband to take sexually explicit photographs of their young daughter for several years.
Sharon Lee Anderson, 38, entered her plea to a charge of permitting the production of child pornography in an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul D Stickney in a Dallas federal courtroom.
Anderson will be sentenced on July 18 before U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey. She faces a maximum of 30 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and supervision for life after her release.
Anderson and her husband, Buddy Anderson, 39, were arrested by federal authorities on March 24 at a homeless shelter in Las Vegas after they fled their Ennis apartment.
Charges against Buddy Anderson are pending. He remains in federal custody.
Information was not available on the daughter's status.
Sharon Anderson knowingly permitted her husband to take the photographs between May 1999 and Dec. 11, 2003, when they lived in Ferris, according to federal documents filed with the court.
Her daughter was between 4- and 8-years-old when the photographs were taken and her husband used the photos later for his sexual arousal, the documents state.
The case was investigated by Ennis police and agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations.