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Louisville Man Sentenced to Over 14 Years in Federal Prison for Child Exploitation Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Louisville, KY – A Louisville man was sentenced yesterday to 14 years and 7 months in federal prison for receipt and possession of child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky and Special Agent in Charge Rana Saoud of the Homeland Security (HSI) Investigations Nashville made the announcement.

According to court documents, Rudy Osorio-Rodas, 38, was sentenced to 14 years and 7 months in federal prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for three counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. In December 2022 and January 2023, Osorio-Rodas knowingly received child sexual abuse material on his cellular phone when he downloaded it from multiple online chat applications that specifically existed to receive and distribute child sexual abuse material. Osorio-Rodas also possessed thousands of images and thousands of videos of child sexual abuse material on his phone.

There is no parole in the federal system. 

Osorio-Rodas was also ordered to pay $39,000.00 in restitution to multiple victims in the case. 

The United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), assisted by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Jeffersontown Police Department, investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Tieke prosecuted the case.

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.”

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Updated February 1, 2024