The second man in a week has been arrested for sending text messages of a sexual nature, this time to a real female minor.

Tuesday afternoon, a Pekin man was arrested for sending sexual text messages to a minor – in this case a 10-year-old girl.

Last week, Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 63-year-old man who thought he was texting a 15-year-old Salem girl, when in fact he was texting an employee of the Sheriff’s Department.

In Jail is 44-year old William R. Knight, 90 Eastern Park Blvd, Lot 22 in Pekin, IN.


Troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg and deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant for Knight’s home.

The search warrant was executed after a lengthy investigation conducted by troopers from the Indiana State Police and deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

During the investigation it was learned that Knight was allegedly having social media chats with a 10 year old female encouraging her to physically touch him in a sexual manner.

Knight was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on one count of Child Solicitation, Felony.

This investigation is continuing and WSLM will have more details soon.