Man Accused Of Beating Stepson With Down Syndrome Charged

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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UPDATE: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Wichita man accused of beating another man with Down syndrome has been charged with aggravated battery.

Police say Motohaur Takeda, 37, was arrested Friday after he allegedly attacked his 44-year-old stepson at their home in the 300 block of South Meadow Haven Street.

Takeda had his first appearance in court on Tuesday. He remains in jail on a $50,000 bond.

Takeda's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 4.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A 44-year-old man with Down syndrome was treated at a Wichita hospital after being beaten by his 37-year-old stepfather.

Wichita police were called to the 300 block of South Meadowhaven Street just before 9 p.m. Friday, after the victim's brother made the report of abuse.

Sgt. Scott Brunow says the victim had sustained several broken toes on both feet and a broken finger from being hit with a hammer and a pair of pliers. He also had bruising and bleeding near his ear from being punched.

The victim was taken to Wesley Hospital by his 41-year-old brother.

The stepfather was booked for aggravated battery. Jail records indicate Motoharu Takeda was booked into the Sedgwick County Detention Center for aggravated battery and domestic violence charges.

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