Woman Arrested for Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material

Franconia Police District – A 28-year-old woman from Springfield has been arrested and charged with two felonies related to the possession of child pornography. The investigation began on May 17 after detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Cyber/Child Exploitation Squad received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). 

NCMEC informed detectives that an individual with a Snapchat account associated with an IP address in Fairfax County was in possession of child sexual abuse material. Through the detective’s investigation, they determined the IP address returned to an apartment in the 6800 block of Meteor Place in Springfield.  

After executing a search warrant at the home, detectives identified Kristine Knizner, 28, of Springfield as the sole occupant of the home. Knizner was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of child pornography. She was taken to the Adult Detention Center and released on a $2,000 unsecured bond.  


At the time of her arrest, Knizner was employed with Fairfax County Public Schools working as a teacher at Irving Middle School in Springfield. Prior to that, she was a teacher at Key Middle School in Franconia. The victims do not appear to be related to Knizner’s employment.  

I greatly appreciate the work of our Major Crimes, Cyber and Forensics detectives and analysts. These crimes have no place in our society and certainly not here in Fairfax County,” said Major Ed O’Carroll, Bureau Chief, Major Crimes, Cyber and Forensics. “Since February, detectives have received 124 CyberTips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, like the one that led to this arrest. There is nothing more important than the safety of our children.” 

Anyone with information regarding other cases involving Knizner or any cases of exploitation of children is asked to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 6

Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. If you would like to be contacted by a detective, please provide your contact information.   

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