Police arrest stepmom in child abuse investigation

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WICHITA, Kan. — A Wichita woman has been arrested, accused of injuring her young stepdaughter.

Tuesday night, a 24-year-old man brought his 5-year-old daughter to Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph. She had visible facial injuries, but doctors later discovered her injuries were more severe. A CT scan revealed she had suffered head trauma.

Officers later arrested the girl's 24-year-old stepmother for aggravated battery and child endangerment.

The child remains hospitalized. Her current condition is unknown.

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