MARIETTA - Robert Eugene Anderson, a former Marietta College professor originally sentenced nearly 10 years ago in Washington County on 108 felony counts relating to child pornography, was re-sentenced Friday on one of the original counts.
Anderson was accused of soliciting boys as young as 3 or 4 years old to create graphic pornographic images. More than 40,000 images of child pornography were found on his computer, officials said.
Anderson appeared by video from the Mount Olive Correctional Facility in West Virginia, and Washington County Common Pleas Court Judge Susan Boyer modified the original sentence.
The offense, because it was committed prior to July 1, 1996, was originally allowed to be sentenced as an indefinite range, said Washington County Prosecutor Alison Cauthorn.
"He was originally given an indefinite sentence of two to 10 years," said Cauthorn.
Since that time, the Ohio Supreme Court found such sentences to be unconstitutional.
Anderson, who has taken advantage of the appeals process several times, most recently appealed after a federal court ruled that the Ohio Supreme Court finding applied to his case as well.
On Friday, Boyer changed the sentence to a definitive two years instead of a range.
"For all intents and purposes it's not gonna have any effect," said Cauthorn.
Anderson is serving 92 years in West Virginia before he can even begin serving the 88-year Ohio sentence.