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Man from Columbus arrested on child pornography allegations

As part of a 7 month investigation, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Detectives made an arrest on Friday.

35-year-old Joel Cypert of Columbus, Kansas is being held on allegations of Production of Child Pornography.

Cypert was taken into custody after a federal arrest warrant was issued for him in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

“In April our detectives started this investigation, at which time they seized potential forensic evidence for analysis,” said Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.

“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,” Groves continued.

Groves said Cypert will remain in custody in Cherokee County until he is transferred to the custody of the United States Marshal’s Service.

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