According to; Pickaway County Sheriff Robert B. Radcliff, on April 25, 2014 at approximately 6:09 AM Pickaway County Sheriff’s Deputies, Circleville Police Department Officers, Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and Pickaway County Prosecutor’s Office worked in a combined effort on a case of child pornography.
The Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force initiated an investigation, which had lead authorities to a computer system located at 6504 Putnam Drive, Circleville, Ohio. The computer had been downloading and sharing child pornography on the internet.
A search warrant was obtained for the address of 6504 Putnam Drive, Circleville, Ohio. At 6:09AM Officers converged on the residence and proceeded to execute the search warrant checking computer equipment hard drives, flash drives, routers, phones and tablets. Evidence of the child pornography was obtained.
Upon further investigation, Steven Duke Knisley age 43, DOB/4-22-1971 was arrested for Pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor Section 2907.322 (A) (5), a Felony 4th degree and
Pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor Section 2907.322 (A) (2), a Felony 2nd degree.
Steven Knisley is on Federal Probation stemming from similar crimes, and an arrest in 2010. Steven Knisely is currently a Tier I – registered sex offender.
Judge Dumm has set no bond until after a hearing on Monday.
The case remains under investigation at this time.