Cowley County business owner arrested for child sex crimes

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ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KAKE) -

A well known Cowley County business owner has been arrested on child sex crimes.

Cowley County authorities said Blake Porter was arrested this afternoon.   He faces charges of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy and indecent liberties with a child.   Prosecutors said the alleged victim in the case is under 14 years old.

Porter, 56, owned O'Kelly's bar in Winfield for years.  He was also employed by the Cowley County Sheriff's office from 1994 to 1996.  

newscow.net contributed to this report.