Lynchburg man denied bond on child porn charges, more potential victims come forward

Jared Anderson, 40, is charged with 21 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child under the age of 15, 21 counts of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children, and 11 counts of possession of child porn (BRRJ)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A former Lynchburg City Schools volunteer was in court for child pornography charges Friday.

Jared Anderson, 40, is charged with 21 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child under the age of 15, 21 counts of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children, and 11 counts of possession of child porn.

Lynchburg City Schools said the arrest is not in connection to any current or former student.

A judge denied bond for Anderson on Friday in Lynchburg General District Court.

His defense team tried for a secured bond but that was also denied.

According to testimony from an investigator with the Lynchburg Police Department, they initially got a complaint about Anderson from the Department of Homeland Security in 2016 about him chatting with a teenager on various social media platforms.

Once police got possession of his computers and phones, investigators said they found more than 600 images and videos of child pornography on his work and personal computer.

Detectives said they are still examining his devices, but said Anderson used the dark web to download most of the material.

During testimony, it was also discovered that six more people have called police since the story came out and accused Anderson of sexual crimes dating back to 2006.

There is no word if more charges will be filed.

Anderson's bond was also denied in a hearing at the Juvenile and Domestic Court for the charges of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Lynchburg Police said they worked with the Fargo Police Department in North Dakota, along with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Fargo, ND Resident Agency, and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigations on the case.

Police said that their investigation also uncovered that Anderson was using a fake name, Brian Thompson, on various social media and dating websites.

According to the Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney, his preliminary hearing will be January 23 for all of the charges.

Anyone having unwanted contact with Anderson while he was using the name of Brian Thompson is asked to make contact with Det. K. T. Poindexter at 434-455-6167.

You can also call Crimestoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or submit a tip online.

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