The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has arrested a former Ellis County Sheriff’s lieutenant in connection to a child pornography case

KANSAS – According to the statement, KBI agents arrested the 62-year-old man for aggravated internet trading of child pornography and multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

The alleged crimes are believed to have occurred between November 2019 and June of last year.

His name is Blaine Dryden and he was employed with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office until July of last year.

When the sheriff’s office was made aware of the allegations, it fully cooperated in the investigation and Dryden was immediately placed on administrative leave. 

The suspect was booked into the Graham County Jail. His bond is set at $750,000.