Wauneta man arrested on child pornography charges
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Myron Redden, 59, of Wauneta was scheduled for arraignment in Chase County Court Wednesday of this week on felony child pornography charges.
Redden, a truck driver, was arrested at a downtown Imperial business last Thursday on a tip from a citizen.
The initial evidence leading to Redden’s arrest was allegedly found on Redden’s cell phone, which law officers seized, said Imperial Police Sgt. Rob Browning.
Additional corroborative evidence, including a large quantity of publications, was found in Redden’s home after he consented to a search of the premises, said County Attorney Arlan Wine.
Sgt. Browning said when he learned Redden lived in Wauneta, he called in the Chase County Sheriff’s Office to assist in last Thursday’s arrest. Sheriff Tim Sutherland and deputies Bill Whitlow and Vince Lopez all responded.
On Tuesday, Redden remained in the Chase County Jail in Imperial on a $25,000 bond. He can be released if he posts 10 percent.
Wine said he would be filing possession of child pornography charges against Redden on Tuesday.
The Class 3 felony could result in a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $25,000 fine, or both, with a minimum one year in prison if convicted.