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Carlisle Resident Arrested For Child Pornography And Abuse Of A Child

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

     The United States Attorney’s Office for Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Criminal Complaint signed by an agent of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was filed United States District Court in Harrisburg on May 9, 2014 against Zackary Adam Knight, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, alleging possession of child pornography and abusive sexual contact with a child under the age of 12.

     Knight was taken into custody and today, May 12, appeared before Chief United States Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson.  After a brief hearing Chief Magistrate Judge Carlson ordered that Knight, age 19, be detained in custody temporarily based on the seriousness of the offenses and the resolution of questions regarding a future fixed address for the defendant.  At the time of the arrest, Knight was a resident of housing facilities at the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks.

     No date was set for future court hearings.

     The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and United States Postal Inspection Service.  The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney James T. Clancy.

Updated April 16, 2015