Violent sex offender arrested in W. Knox County

Violent sex offender arrested in W. Knox County

Raymond Shaffer (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Raymond Shaffer (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A registered violent sex offender out on bond for sex offender registry violations was arrested Tuesday morning in West Knox County for again violation sex offender registry reporting obligations.

Raymond Lee Shaffer, 47, is in the Knox County Detention Facility on $11,000 bond.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Registry Enforcement Unit began an investigation into Shaffer in April after a complaint from a citizen.

Shaffer was arrested in June for two counts of sex offender registry violation, and was arrested again in August by the Campbell County Sheriff's Office for another sex offender registry violation.

Shaffer was out of jail on bond on those pending cases when he was found Tuesday at a motel in West Knox County, where he was arrested for again being in a restricted area.

Shaffer pleaded guilty in 2008 on two counts of sexual abuse involving a minor in Berkeley, W. VA.

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