Kidnapping

KNSS News
July 13, 2018 - 1:56 pm
The woman convicted of killing a Wichita mother and kidnapping her newborn baby has been sentenced in Sedgwick County Court. Yesenia Sesmas was sentenced to 55 years in prison for murder, kidnapping, and aggravated interference with parental custody. Last month, a jury found Sesmas guilty of first-...
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July 10, 2018 - 5:36 am
A 23-year-old Minnesota man was charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old Kansas girl he met online. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister announced Dechon White, of St. Paul, was charged Monday in federal court in Kansas. Court documents indicate White and the girl met online in February. White traveled to...
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Wichita Police Department
Ted Woodward
June 13, 2018 - 1:47 pm
A 65-year-old woman was abducted and robbed Tuesday afternoon in the northeast part of Wichita, by a couple working together. At about noon, the victim was in the parking lot of the Walmart at 29th & Rock, when a woman approached asking for a ride to the Walgreens at 37th & Woodlawn. The...
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April 25, 2018 - 5:42 am
Authorities say suspects in the 1999 shooting deaths of an Oklahoma couple and the abduction of their 16-year-old daughter and her friend "bragged" about photographing the girls while they were bound. Sixty-six-year-old Ronnie Dean Busick was charged Monday with four counts of first-degree murder...
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April 24, 2018 - 5:09 am
Authorities in Oklahoma say a 66-year-old Wichita man has been charged with the 1999 deaths of a couple and the abduction of two then-teenage girls who remain missing. Authorities say Danny and Kathy Freeman of Craig County were shot to death in their mobile home on Dec. 30, 1999. The home was set...
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Steve McIntosh
March 20, 2018 - 5:34 am
A man who attacked a woman has been sentenced in Sedgwick County District Court. Judge Joe Kisner sentenced 45-year-old Leonard Charles of Wichita to 638 months in prison, more than 53 years, after a jury found him guilty of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated domestic battery, criminal threat and...
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Dreamstime
February 22, 2018 - 3:05 pm
A judge has ruled that a 35-year-old woman is competent to stand trial in the death of a Wichita woman and the kidnapping of the woman's newborn child. A judge on Thursday ordered that 35-year-old Yesenia Sesmas stand trial March 26 on charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping, aggravated...
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Dreamstime
February 16, 2018 - 4:39 am
A man has been sentenced to 41 years and three months in prison for kidnapping and raping a suburban Kansas City sheriff's deputy with the help of another man. The Kansas City Star reports that 26-year-old William Luth, of Blue Springs, Missouri, was sentenced Thursday after the prosecutor read a...
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Dreamstime
February 15, 2018 - 5:14 am
A 4-year-old girl who disappeared from her South Carolina home where her mother was found badly beaten was found safe in Alabama on Wednesday and the man suspected of kidnapping her was arrested hours later, authorities said. Thomas Evans, 37, was arrested after a police chase that ended in...
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Dreamstime
November 22, 2017 - 6:23 pm
Authorities say they have arrested four teenagers in connection with last week's kidnapping of a 16-year-old Emporia boy. The Lyon County sheriff's office said in a news release Wednesday that deputies responded to Newman Hospital on Nov. 18 to a report of an aggravated kidnapping. The victim was...
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