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Ex-math professor asks for maximum sentence

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Eugene Anderson Eugene Anderson, a former Ohio college professor who has already been convicted of dozens of pornography charges in Ohio and West Virginia, admitted in Kanawha Circuit Court on Monday to abusing two young boys.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Eugene Anderson
Eugene Anderson, a former Ohio college professor who has already been convicted of dozens of pornography charges in Ohio and West Virginia, admitted in Kanawha Circuit Court on Monday to abusing two young boys.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former college professor Eugene Anderson asked a Kanawha County judge on Monday for the maximum prison sentence for abusing two boys more than a decade ago.

Anderson, 65, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or person in a position of trust and eight counts of third-degree sexual assault.

Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman agreed to hand down the maximum sentence the charges carry — between 60 and 200 years in prison. Anderson wiped tears from his eyes and thanked the judge after the sentencing.

Anderson, a former professor at Marietta College in Ohio, who has a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, is already serving a more than 80-year prison sentence given by a Wood County judge and hasn’t started to serve the more than 70-year prison sentence handed down by a Washington County, Ohio, judge. Both of those sentences are from convictions on charges involving child pornography.

On Monday, Anderson begged Kaufman to make the sentence he imposed a consecutive one — meaning it would be stacked on top of the others…

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