OPD: Illinois Man Engaged in Sexual Activity with Underage Girl, Faces Human Trafficking Charge


An Illinois man faces human trafficking and other charges after allegedly making arrangements to have sex with an underage girl in an Ottumwa hotel.

40-year-old Anthony Alan Anderson of Rockford, Illinois has been charged with human trafficking of a minor, a Class A felony, and four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a Class B felony.

On September 22, 2023, court records say Anderson traveled from Illinois and purchased services that involved what authorities described as “commercial sexual activity” with a 15-year-old girl in a hotel room. While in the room, Anderson allegedly took multiple photos depicting the nudity of the child.

A warrant for Anderson’s arrest was issued on May 9 and he was taken into custody on May 17.

Anderson is currently lodged in the Wapello County Jail. His bail has been set at $100,000.

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