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Vicksburg man sentenced for failing to pay child support

Mark Anderson of Vicksburg must repay $51,404 for more than 10 years’ worth of missed child support payments, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced.

Anderson, 46, pleaded guilty Monday to one felony count of non-support of a child. 

Warren County Circuit Court Judge Toni Walker Terrett sentenced Anderson to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with five years suspended on post-release supervision.

“Taking care of your children is not an option and when a parent fails to uphold their monetary responsibility to their children in Mississippi, we will hold them accountable,” Hood said. “Thank you to Judge Terrett for making this man pay what he owes his child.”

Special Assistant Attorney General Dana Sims of the AG’s Child Desertion Unit prosecuted the case.

The Office of the Attorney General prosecutes cases regarding unpaid child support after all other avenues are exhausted or the Department of Human Services has referred the case.