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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 14, 2016

Louisville man charged in child pornography case

Alleged to have viewed pornography then tried to destroy evidence as FBI agents investigated

New Albany—United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today charges against a Louisville, Ky., man for knowing receipt of child pornography, possession with intent to view child pornography, possession of a computer containing child pornography and destruction of evidence in a federal investigation. Adrian Grisanti, 44, was arrested this morning on the charges.

“Protecting the most vulnerable of our society is a responsibility I take personally and remains a high priority in this office,” said Minkler. “Every time child pornography is viewed on the internet it revictimizes a child.”  

According to the indictment, in February 2015, the FBI took over a website that contained a network of users who posted and accessed child pornography via hidden network services not readily available to the internet community. Grisanti is alleged to have utilized the website to receive and access files containing child pornography. 

According to Assistant United States Attorney Bradley P. Shepard who is prosecuting this case for the government, Grisanti could face a minimum of five years up to 20 years’ imprisonment for knowing receipt of child pornography, and up to 10 years for each count of accessing with intent to view child pornography, up to 20 years for possession of child pornography, and up to 20 years for destruction of evidence if convicted.

An indictment is only charge and not evidence of guilt. All parties are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in federal court.

Updated November 14, 2016