SEDGWICK COUNTY — Wichita police say a man was arrested on suspicion of rape and child abuse after the oldest of nine children went to a police station to report the alleged abuse.
Officer Charley Davidson said Monday a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape of a child under 13, child abuse and aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
The man identified as Eric Eugene McFadden, according to the Sedgwick County booking report was arrested Friday afternoon, about an hour after the 13-year-old boy reported he and two other children had been sexually assaulted. The man was the boyfriend of the children’s mother.
The nine children have been placed in police protective custody. They range in age from an infant to the 13-year-old.
-The Associated Press contributed to this story.