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Former Sheriff’s Department Employee Arrested for Child Porn

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The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has made an arrest in a child pornography case that involves a former Sheriff’s office employee.

KBI agents served an arrest warrant in Wakeeney.

Blaine D. Dryden, 62, of Wakeeney, was arrested for aggravated internet trading of child pornography, and multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

The arrest occurred without incident.

The alleged crimes are suspected to have occurred between November 2019 and June 2020.

Dryden was employed as a lieutenant with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office until July 2020.

When made aware of the allegations, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office cooperated fully in the investigation, and immediately placed Dryden on administrative leave.

After his arrest, Dryden was booked into the Graham County Jail.

Bond was set at $750,000.

The investigation is ongoing.


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