Repeat Sex Offender On Probation Arrested On Similar Charges

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A repeat sex offender was arrested on Friday for charges relating to child pornography.

The Circleville Herald reports 43-year-old Steven D. Knisley was arrested at about 6 a.m. on Friday at his residence on Putnam Drive. It was a combined arrest by the Pickaway County Sheriff's Office, the Circleville Police Department, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), and the Pickaway County Prosecutor's Office.

According to Chief Wayne Gray of the Circleville Police, a tip came in several weeks ago from the ICAC.

Knisley is a Tier I sex offender and was on federal probation for child pornography at the time of his arrest. He was released from prison in September 2013.

Knisley is charged with two counts of sexually oriented matter involving a minor, one which is a fourth-degree felony and the other which is a second-degree felony.