Ennis man sentenced to 50 years for continuous sexual abuse of a child

William Kyle Anderson, 37, of Ennis was sentenced to 50 years without parole by an Ellis County jury on Monday, December 14, 2015 for continuous sexual abuse of a young child.

ELLIS COUNTY — William Kyle Anderson, 37 of Ennis, Texas was found guilty by an Ellis County jury on Monday, December 14, 2015 of continuous sexual abuse of a young child. The jury deliberated for only an hour before returning the verdict. The same jury sentenced Anderson to 50 years in prison.

The charges against Anderson date back to 2012, when he began forcing the victim to engage in various sexual acts. The victim was five years old when the abuse began. The girl, now 8, recounted her memories of the abuse to the jury the first day of trial. It was clear to all in the courtroom that she was embarrassed as she recounted the details of the abuse. She also testified that during one of the sex acts Anderson showed her a pornographic video involving adults engaged in sexual acts. Investigators from the Ennis Police Department seized Anderson’s computer and were able to find multiple images of child pornography and child erotica.

There is no parole on this offense. Anderson will be required to serve the full 50 year sentence. He will not be released from prison until he is 87 years old.

Prosecutors Habon Mohamed and Grace Pandithurai thank the jury for protecting the community with their swift and just verdict. This verdict begins a healing process for this child and sends a clear message that sexual abuse of children will not be tolerated, excused, or ignored in Ellis County.