Friday, May 30, 2008

Jeffrey M. Knight - Repeat Sex Offender Guilty Possession of Child Porn

A Battle Ground sex offender was sentenced Friday to 12 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography.

Jeffrey M. Knight, 43, pleaded guilty Feb. 27 in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, said Emily Langlie, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle.

In 1993, Knight was convicted in Clark County Superior Court of rape of a child and possession of child pornography. He served approximately 12 years in prison then completed outpatient sex offender treatment.

In October 2007, federal agents searched his home as part of an investigation into customers of an Internet site that trafficked in child pornography.

Knight had used a PayPal account to buy the images, Langlie said in a press release.

U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton said during Friday’s hearing that “there is no question the community needs to be protected from him, until he has control of the demons that currently possess him.”

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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