Police Say Child Porn Case Is “Gruesome”

BATTLE CREEK, MI (WLNS) – Investigators are calling a disturbing case of child pornography “gruesome.”

Court documents say Benjamin Knight faces eight different charges that include the distribution or promotion of child sexually abusive material.

Knight was arrested in Battle Creek earlier this week and is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Police say that he was arrested after showing another customer at an adult bookstore images on his phone.

“The caller had informed them that there had been some child pornography, some disturbing images that he had seen on a cell phone by an individual down there by the establishment,” said Jim Grafton, Battle Creek Police Department.

Police later detained the 28 year old. Knight was then arraigned in Calhoun County on January 12. Police went through the material in order to build the case against Knight.

“Because of some of the images that were discovered, detectives ultimately had to turn off their laptops, turn off their cell phones and walk away.”

After seeing some of the images that were obtained by the search warrant. Major Grafton has one wish for Knight.

“I want to see this guy wave his exam, I would like to see him plead guilty to all charges and then go away.”

Knight will be in court again for a preliminary hearing on January 26 at 11 a.m.

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