Former KBI Director set to enter plea in child sex crimes case

Kyle Smith (KSN File Photo)
Kyle Smith (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas – Former KBI Director Kyle G. Smith will appear in court Thursday after child sex charges were filed in early February.

He is set to enter a plea Kansas First News is reporting.

According to the official complaint, the 57-year-old is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a child and two counts of interference with law enforcement.

He allegedly possessed one sexually explicit photo of a minor sometime in November of 2013.

During that same time, he allegedly tried to conceal, delete, or alter the evidence on both his phone and a computer.

His attorney previously told Kansas First News his client never had any personal contact with a minor.

The KBI announced his departure on December 9, 2013 but didn’t give a reason.

Immediately after his arrest was announced, Attorney General Derek Schmidt released a statement.

“We are saddened and disappointed that a past employee of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is alleged to have committed the acts charged today by the Shawnee County District Attorney. The case is now properly before the courts and, therefore, it would be inappropriate for me or any other member of the agency to comment further at this time.”

 

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