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50 Years prison, no parole for serial child molester who targeted victims at church

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Noel Anderson, 23, of McKinney, was sentenced to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis. "We're grateful for these brave children, as their courage helped lock up a serial child predator," added Willis.

Anderson sexually abused multiple children who he had ongoing access to over a period of several years through his church. His five victims ranged in age from 18 months to 6 years old.  Anderson confessed to the abuse and said he targeted children he thought would not disclose. One of the children eventually told her mother that Anderson abused her.

McKinney Police Department Detectives Ursula Watson and Nolan Palmer investigated the case.  Multiple children were forensically interviewed by the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County and out-cried in detail about specific incidents of abuse by Anderson.    

Anderson pled guilty; the jury returned a guilty verdict, and assessed punishment of 50 years in prison. By law, a sentence for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child is without eligibility for parole.

Assistant District Attorneys Nick Lawrance and Geeta Singletary prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigator Kim Voigt-Eanes, Victim Assistance Coordinator Casey Hendrix, and Legal Secretary Christy Ware.