Atascadero man allegedly sodomized 5-year-old boy

October 10, 2018

Fred Raymond Knight

A convicted sex offender who lives in Atascadero allegedly sodomized a 5-year-old boy who is the son of the man’s family friends. [Tribune]

Fred Raymond Knight II, 43, is facing charges of sodomy of a victim under the age of 10, oral copulation or sexual penetration of a victim 10 years old or younger and lewd acts with a child. Knight pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court.

On Aug. 18, a couple told Atascadero officers that they left their four children in the care of Knight’s brother at an apartment while they went to a bar. When they returned to the apartment, their five-year-old son told them a man came into the bedroom in which he was sleeping, covered his mouth and touched and licked his genitals, according to the Atascadero Police Department.

The child later told an officer the attacker flipped him on his stomach and tried to penetrate him. Atascadero police arrested Knight on Aug. 23.

In 2011, Knight was convicted of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, according to California’s Megan’s Law database. He was released from custody in 2012.

The database listed Knight as living at 5580 Traffic Way in Atascadero. The location is across the street from Traffic Way Park and the Colony Park Community Center.

Knight currently remains in San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set at $200,000, according to the county sheriff’s office website.


Until someone is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt there shouldn’t be all this coverage especially for something as perverted & damaging as this. If he’s really guilty then he’ll get what he deserves. If not then he has to live with all this hype for a long time.


unfortunately this poor child has to live with this nightmare the rest of his life.  What a scumbag.  Hey parents.. stay out of bars when you have 4 kids.


I know a lot of you are against the death penalty but…..

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Get him into the prison system, he won’t come out.