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Columbus Man Facing Federal Child Porn Charges



Joel Don Cypert

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

Joel Cypert, age 35, was taken into custody after a federal arrest warrant was issued for him in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.   Cypert is being held on allegations of Production of Child Pornography.

"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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