The Shawnee County prosecutor on Thursday filed the charges against 57-year-old Kyle G. Smith, of Topeka.
Smith was booked into jail on one count of sexual exploitation of a child. The charge alleges he possessed a photo of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He is also charged with two counts of interference with law enforcement, alleging he tried to destroy evidence on a telephone and on a computer.
Smith’s attorney, Thomas Haney, didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.
The prosecutor’s office announced the charges in a news release but provided few details.
The KBI said in November that Smith was no longer with the agency.