Spokane man sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography


SPOKANE, Wash. — A man was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for the possession of child pornography.

Forty-seven-year-old Brian D. Knight faces the highest sentence available under the terms of his plea agreement. He will also serve 10 years of federal supervision once he is released from federal prison.

The Spokane native pleaded guilty late last year when the FBI found multiple devices with child pornography that he downloaded from 2017 to 2019.

Knight had a prior conviction for child pornography in 2009.

“This is not the first time Mr. Knight has demonstrated disregard for the law and acted on his sexual interest in children,” said Donald M. Voiret, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Seattle Field Office. “The materials our agents recovered from his devices were chilling, and show why it is so important that the FBI continues to relentlessly seek out child pornography defendants.”

The case was pursued as part of Project Childhood Safe, a program that helps combat the sexual exploitation of children. The case was investigated by the Spokane Residence Office of the FBI.