Anderson Co. man charged with child sexual exploitation offenses

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WTVQ)  Kentucky State Police with the Electronic Crime Branch say they have arrested 42-year-old Robert Cataldi on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Cataldi was arrested on Tuesday as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after they say they found Cataldi sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.

Detectives executed a search warrant at a home in Anderson County on Monday, seizing equipment used to facilitate the crime.

Cataldi is currently charged with two counts of distribution and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.

He was taken to the Shelby County Detention Center.

Additional charges are expected.

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