07-22-14 Conviction - OCPD #12-4735
The case originated on December 28, 2012, Dennis Knight was arrested on December 31, 2012 by OCPD for raping, sodomizing, sexually abusing and unlawfully sexually penetrating two children. The suspect was arraigned December 21, 2012 and has remained in custody at the Clackamas County Jain since the date of his arrest.
The case was presented to two Grand Juries in January 2013 and February 2014. Dennis Knight was eventually indicted on the combined charges:
2 counts of Rape I
3 counts of Sodomy I
1 count of Sexual Abuse I
1 count of Unlawful Sexual Penetration I
1 count of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse II
The case was set/reset several times before finally being presented in a court trial on July 16, 2014. After four days of trial on Monday, July 22, 2014 The Judge found Dennis Knoght "Guilty" on all charges and sentencing has been set over until August 1, 2014. Due to the age of the victims this case was subject to the increased sentencing guidelines under "Jessica's Law".