An Ione man was denied release from jail while awaiting trial for allegedly videotaping his wife and a young female relative in the home they shared.
The judge allowed no modifications to Mark Allen Anderson’s pretrial release and issued a pointed statement to the defendant, who appeared Monday in Deschutes County Circuit Court by video link from the jail.
Judge Beth Bagley ruled Anderson was a threat to the community who had displayed a pattern of abuse and disregarded earlier court orders.
Bagley said an important factor in her ruling was a three-page statement read in court moments earlier by the young relative, who was joined in court by supporters who hugged outside the courtroom following Bagley’s determination.
Anderson, 47, is charged with 26 counts of felony invasion of privacy for allegedly livestreaming or videotaping a girl “while in a state of nudity or undress,” and four counts of videotaping a woman while she was in a state of undress.
He’s also charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance for allegedly having more than 12 grams of a mixture containing psilocybin.
Anderson has been in custody without bail since his arrest Nov. 11 by officers with the Redmond Police Department.
Three Redmond officers as well as the defendant’s wife testified in January to a Deschutes County grand jury, which voted to add an additional 27 counts to Anderson’s indictment.
Anderson is represented by attorney Ricky Nelson, who this month filed a motion to modify Anderson’s release by setting his bond at $50,000. Nelson told the judge Anderson had an uncle in Sisters he could live with and can find work as a contractor.
At the time of his arrest, Anderson was on probation for a 2017 conviction for assaulting and harassing his wife.
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