Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
Louisville man pleads guilty to violating child exploitation laws
He faces a maximum potential sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000.00 fine and at least five years of Supervised Release. Sentencing is scheduled August 13, 2018, at 11amET, before United States District Judge Claria Horn Boom. remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service.
Click on headline for complete story
From U.S. District Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Western District of KY
LOUISVILLE, KY - (10 May 2018) - A Louisville man pled guilty to violating federal child exploitation laws earlier today in United States District Court, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.
Scott Louis Craven, 36, admitted to online communications with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old girl. During those communications, he sent obscene materials to what he believed to be the youth.
"One of the fundamental duties of government is to protect the most vulnerable among us" stated U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman. "The Department of Justice will continue to work alongside our law enforcement partners to vigorously prosecute those that target our children for their own foul gratification."
According to the plea agreement and other court records, during April 2017, an investigator with the Kentucky Attorney General's Office - Department of Criminal Investigations conducted an online undercover investigation. During that investigation, the investigator (in his undercover capacity), was contacted by Craven while both were using the social media platform KIK. The investigator identified himself as a 15-year-old girl from Louisville. During the online conversations, particularly on April 28, 2017, Craven sent the undercover nude images of himself as along with sexually graphic videos.
Craven will be sentenced on August 13, 2018, at 11amET, before United States District Judge Claria Horn Boom. Craven faces a maximum potential sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000.00 fine and at least five years of Supervised Release. There is no parole in the federal system. Craven remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service.
Assistant United States Attorney Jo E. Lawless prosecuted the case. The Kentucky Office of Attorney General's Department of Criminal Investigations conducted the investigation with assistance from the Louisville Metro Police Department and the United States Secret Service.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."
This story was posted on 2018-05-13 16:00:59
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.
More articles from topic Police and Fire Reports:
Kentucky DOCJT Training graduates 34 officers in Class 491
UPDATE: Pedestrian struck by 2014 Kia Rio dies of injuries
C-ville, KY: Police make arrest in ATM knifepoint robberies
Clarkson man arrested for sexual abuse of a minor
Vehicle strikes pedestrian in Breckinridge Co., KY
KSP arrests man who had refused to leave Tarter Gate Plant #2
Two arrested for drugs after traffic stop in Hardin Co., KY
Columbia PD arrests Pulaski Countian woman on drug allegations
Alleged speeder arrested in Taylor Co. faces trafficking charges
Columbia Police Department Activity Report - Apr 2018
View even more articles in topic Police and Fire Reports
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
On This Site
or Click Here
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.