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Louisville Woman Sentenced to Over 21 Years in Federal Prison for Child Exploitation Crimes

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

LOUISVILLE, KY – A Louisville woman was sentenced on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, to 262 months in prison followed by a life term of supervised release for production and possession of child pornography.  There is no parole in the federal system. 

According to court documents, Monica Bradley, 62, produced and possessed child pornography images of five minor victims over the course of multiple years.  Monica Bradley further transported one of the minor victims, beginning when she was only 11 years old, to the residence of her husband, Curtis Bradley, for the purpose of him engaging in sexual contact with the victim.  In return, Curtis Bradley provided Monica Bradley with drugs and cash.  Curtis Bradley was previously sentenced on March 4, 2022, to 50 years in prison followed by a life term of supervised release, for his commission of multiple offenses, including the production and possession of child pornography.

“We will continue to combat the sexual exploitation of children through aggressive federal prosecution,” stated United States Attorney Michael A. Bennett.  “The lengthy sentence imposed, as well as the 50-year sentence previously ordered in the Curtis Bradley case, resulted from our strong working relationship with the Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the excellent investigative work of HSI Nashville and LMPD.”   

"The lengthy sentence is a gratifying outcome for our special agents and a testament to the severity and horrific nature of the crimes," said Special Agent in Charge Jerry C. Templet, Jr., Homeland Security Investigations Nashville. "We can only hope that this sentence serves as a part of the lengthy healing process for the victims, and we thank our law enforcement partners for a successful outcome."

The United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephanie Zimdahl and 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  For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab “resources.”


Updated March 31, 2022