Sex offender arrested in Hillsboro

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A registered sex offender was arrested Aug. 22 in Hillsboro by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Hillsboro Police Department, and Marion County Sheriff’s Department.

About 7 a.m. Nicholas Christopher Knittig was arrested at his workplace and his residence at 302 N. Washington St., Hillsboro, was searched in accordance with a warrant, Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning said Friday. Investigators did seize evidence from his home.

The FBI immediately transported Knittig to Sedgwick County Jail, Kinning said. He said Knittig will be charged in federal court for electronic crimes, although he said he couldn’t reveal anything more about the charges.

Knittig has been registered with the Kansas Bureau of Investigations as a sex offender since Sept. 20, 2006, for traveling with intent to engage in a sexual act with a minor.

FBI representatives couldn’t be reached for information before press time.

 

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