Kyle Smith

A former Kansas Bureau of Investigation administrator has been disbarred by the state Supreme Court.

Former KBI deputy director Kyle G. Smith was third in line at the bureau last November when an agency secretary found a photo of a teenage girl engaged in sexually explicit conduct that was traced to Smith's email account.

Smith pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child earlier this year and was sentenced to 32 months in prison.

A former deputy director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation who pled guilty to possessing a pornographic picture of a minor has been placed on three years’ probation.

Under the sentence he received in Shawnee County District Court yesterday, Fifty-eight-year-old Kyle Smith must also register as a sex offender for 25 years and continue in a treatment program.

Judge Cheryl Kingfisher said Smith was “honest” in expressing his guilt and desire to continue in a treatment program.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says its third-highest administrator no longer works at the agency.

KBI spokesman Mark Malick says deputy director Kyle Smith "is no longer employed by the KBI." Malick was a special agent-in-charge at the KBI.

Malick says the KBI's human resources office issued a notice Nov. 26 that Smith no longer worked at the agency.

It's unclear if Smith resigned or was terminated. Malick said he could not discuss the circumstances of Smith's departure because it's a personnel matter.