PADUCAH, Ky. — Nathan “Andy” Anderson, 49, of Metropolis, was sentenced to 30 years by a McCracken County jury on Wednesday, Dec. 15.
Anderson was arrested and charged in 2019 for multiple sex crimes involving a teenager.
In 2019, Metropolis Sgt. Detective Ricky Griffey reported Anderson might have committed the sexual assaults in multiple states. Griffey, now retired, said allegations were reported in Orange County, Florida; Sevierville, Tennessee; Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Carbondale; and several locations in Kentucky. Griffey said those incidents involved only Anderson and the teenage girl who reported the crime, which occurred over a 14-month period. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Metropolis Police Department in October 2019. Anderson was arrested on Nov. 4, 2019, after being located in Paducah by Metropolis and McCracken detectives.
Wednesday concluded a two-day trial that resulted in a 30-year sentence for Anderson. He received 15 years for unlawful transaction with a minor, two 5-year sentences for third-degree sodomy and five years for first-degree sexual abuse.
Anderson previously worked as a sergeant at the Vienna Correctional Center. He also served one term as a Metropolis Ward 3 alderman from 2013-17.
WPSD Local 6 reporter Evan Beebe contributed to this article.