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Louisville man sentenced in federal child porn case

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man was sentenced to eight years behind bars for his part in an international child porn ring.

Federal investigators traced suspects to Kentucky and Indiana and as far away as Canada, the United Kingdom and Serbia.

Daniel Shults said he won't soon forget the day federal agents swarmed his neighbor's home.

"I was pretty shocked to see them all pull up," Shults told WAVE 3 News.

People living on Park Lake Circle in southeast Jefferson County had no idea what was happening as they watched computers and hard drives being carried out of the home.

"He was a very quiet guy," Shults said of his former neighbor, 58-year-old Danny L. Druck. Druck was just sentenced to eight years in prison for being part of an international email sharing child pornography ring that investigators said victimized children under the age of five.

Federal prosecutors said the evidence they seized from Druck's home contained more than 20,000 images of minors having sexual contact, including images of infants and toddlers.

Shults said, "It's pretty shocking being a father because I have a child that age, and it's just sick!"

Druck's home, which is now for sale, is just a block from a JCPS elementary school.

Investigators said Druck was part of the group receiving and distributing images that were coming from Bloomington, Indiana resident David Bostic.

Bostic is now serving 315 years in prison for admitting to not only sending the images, but producing them with the child victims.

"The currency in this kind of pornographic network is not money, it's images," said Joseph H. Hogsett, the U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Indiana.

Hogsett called it an internet addiction of distributing and receiving child porn from here in Kentuckiana to as far away as the Netherlands.

Shults said, "It's sad to realize people go to that far extreme to fulfill their needs. It's just the world we live in today. It's just pretty shocking."

Druck got a lighter sentence for agreeing to a plea deal and because he was charged with receiving and distributing child porn, not making it like Bostic. 

He must also pay a $25,000 fine.

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