Police: Columbus man arrested on Child Sex Crime allegations

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. – As part of a 7-month-long investigation, Deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for allegedly producing Child Pornography.

Officers arrested Joel Cypert, age 35, after a federal arrest warrant was issued for him in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

Police indicate that Cypert is being held on allegations of Production of Child Pornography.

As part of a 7 month investigation, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a Columbus man on Friday.

“In April our detectives started this investigation, at which time they seized potential forensic evidence for analysis.  Our office coordinated investigative efforts with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Homeland Security Investigators and following the completion of the forensic exam of evidence, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Cypert earlier this week.  He will remain in our custody until he is transferred to the custody of the United States Marshal’s Service,” according to Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.


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