West Frankfort Man Arrested For Child Porn, Grooming

(BENTON, IL) — Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies with help from Benton Police and the U.S. Marshal Service arrested a rural West Frankfort man Friday afternoon on a Franklin County warrant charging him with child pornography and grooming. Sheriff Don Jones says 27-year-old Kyle A. Ridlen was later released from custody after posting $5,000 cash bond. Jones says the case is part on an ongoing investigation by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Cyber Crimes Unit.