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Columbus Man Arrested After Seven Month Investigation


A Columbus man is arrested after a seven-month investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.


Late last week, 35-year-old Joel Cypert was taken into custody after a federal arrest warrant was issued for him on allegations of Production of Child Pornography. The investigation began in April when detectives seized potential forensic evidence for analysis. The sheriff's office coordinated its investigation with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Homeland Security Investigators. Sheriff David Groves says following the completion of the forensic examination of evidence, a federal arrest warrant was issued.

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