Cruelty Charges Filed

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2011

By Jackie Seabolt
Enterprise Record

A Mocksville man charged last month with child pornography is now facing more than 20 new charges linked to animal cruelty.
Curtis Dean Anderson, 55, of Half Mile Lane was arrested last month and charged with 10 counts of exploiting a minor.
On Feb. 20 he was charged again, this time with 24 counts of instigating cruelty to animals.
According to Davie County Sheriff’s Chief J.D. Hartman, “After completion of forensic examination of Mr. Anderson’s computers several additional pictures and videos were discovered that violate criminal statutes.”
Hartman said the pictures and videos found “depicted sexual acts between human beings and animals”. None of the pictures or videos were produced by Anderson.
Det./Sgt. K.M. Shuping, who is the sheriff’s member of the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, said the total count of child pornography files seized from Anderson’s computers is 108 and more than 120 files instigating cruelty to animals …