MINNEAPOLIS – A former middle school superintendent from Coon Rapids has pleaded guilty to a segregation scheme that targeted minors, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
Glen Anderson, 24, was charged with two counts of producing child pornography, one count of soliciting a minor and one count of interstate communication with intent to extort.
Anderson used a variety of internet apps and social media accounts to email, share files and chat with minors, including Snapchat and Grindr, according to court documents.
Anderson owns and manages an online gaming forum, in which users are required to submit an application, including the user’s age. Anderson used his position as a forum administrator to get minors to produce child pornography and engage in sexual activity with him.
Anderson will offer minors privileges, in-game privileges, and other gifts in exchange for sexually explicit acts.
In an example provided by the court, Anderson forced a 13-year-old victim to perform sexually explicit acts for the purpose of producing images and videos. Anderson then threatened to release the pornographic images if the victim did not respond to his demands.
Anderson’s sentencing hearing is on October 25, 2022.