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Paducah Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

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

Bowling Green, KY – A Paducah, Kentucky, man was sentenced today to 20 years in federal prison for producing and possessing child pornography.   

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky and Special Agent in Charge Michael E. Stansbury of the FBI Louisville Field Office made the announcement.

Clint Culverhouse, 34, of Paducah, Kentucky, formerly of Franklin, Kentucky, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for producing and possessing child pornography. According to court documents, Culverhouse recorded himself sexually abusing an infant and possessed many additional images and videos of child sexual abuse material. 

There is no parole in the federal system. 

This case was investigated by the FBI Paducah Satellite Office with assistance from the Bourbon County Detention Center, and the Kentucky State Police.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Leigh Ann Dycus, of the U.S. Attorney’s Paducah Branch Office, 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 March 19, 2024