McKinney church instructor gets 50 years for molesting children

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A 23-year-old former church instructor has been sentenced to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole after admitting that he sexually abused multiple children.

The Collin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office called Noel Anderson a serial child predator.

Anderson was an instructor for 7 and 8-year-olds at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was arrested last March after a little girl told her mother that he had abused her.

He confessed to the abuse and admitted that he had sexually abused multiple children that he met through the church over a period of several years.

His five victims ranged in age from 1 to 6 years old. He said he picked them because he thought they wouldn’t tell anyone, the DA’s office said.

“We’re grateful for these brave children, as their courage helped lock up a serial child predator,” said Collin County DA Greg Willis.

After pleading guilty to the continuous sexual assault of a child, Anderson was sentenced to 50 years in prison. He is not eligible for parole because of the crime.