BOSTON — A former Narraganset Regional High School math teacher was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 45 months in prison and five years of supervised release for possessing child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The high school is located in Templeton, a small north-central Massachusetts community.
Warren Anderson, 27, of Lowell and Harvard, possessed thousands of files of child pornography, including videos of girls ages 3 to 5 being sexually abused by men, according to a news release by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The defendant pleaded guilty in July to one count each of receiving and possessing child pornography. He admitted in August 2018 to getting the files from sites on the dark web, the news release states. U.S. District Court Judge Allison Burroughs presided over Anderson’s sentencing.
Analysis of the defendant’s computers revealed that the he traded and discussed child pornography via Kik messenger and a dark web-based messaging platform, the release states.
The case was brought forward by the Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, which aims to help victims of child abuse, and locate and prosecute abusers.