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Former Michigan Resident Sentenced on Charge of Receiving Child Pornography
Former Radcliff Resident is a Repeat Offender

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 18, 2009
  • Western District of Kentucky (502) 582-5911

LOUISVILLE, KY—Scott Centofanti, age 44, formerly of Radcliff, Kentucky, in Hardin County, was sentenced on December 17, 2009, to 15 years’ imprisonment in United States District Court, Louisville, Kentucky, for receiving images of child pornography, United States Attorney Candace G. Hill announced today. John G. Heyburn, Judge, United States District Court, also sentenced Centofanti to supervised release for life following imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

Centofanti had pled guilty to one count of receiving child pornography between March 2002 and May 2004. Centofanti is currently serving a 20-year sentence in state court for charges of child sexual abuse.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006, by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marisa J. Ford and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Radcliff Police Department.