Man arrested for child abuse and drug charges

Steve Boyer
January 13, 2020 - 2:10 pm
Wichita police

Wichita Police were called to assist the fire department  the 3600 block of West 13th at about 11:20 Friday evening to the report of a child not breathing. 

When they arrived, they found an unreponsive 9 month-old female who had sustained critical injuries. She was taken to a hospital for treatment where she remains.

Police Captain Brent Allred says the girl was in the care of 25 year-old Brieten Rader who they arrested for child abuse.

Investigators discovered a marijuana grow operation in the apartment. 

In addition to child abuse charges, Rader was also arrested for child endangerment, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of paraphenalia.

The girls mother was not home at the time of the incident and no charges are expected to be filed against her.

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