Anderson gets 14 years

Former USC gene therapy scientist William French Anderson, one of the world's most acclaimed scientists, received 14 years in prison today for sexually abusing the young daughter of his number two in the lab. The girl met Anderson when she was nine and said the abuse began soon after. In 2004, while in high school, she confronted Anderson wearing a police wire. Anderson, who is 70, argued in court that going to prison would deprive humanity of his future genetic discoveries. Superior Court Judge Michael E. Pastor didn't buy it after hearing from the girl, who now attends college out of state. LAT, CNS

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