Wichita man charged with child rape, abuse

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Wichita man has been charged with numerous sex crimes after the oldest of nine children reported the alleged abuse.

Eric McFadden on Tuesday was arraigned on two counts of rape, three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of aggravated criminal sodomy and five counts of child abuse. His bond remained $250,000.

The 37-year-old 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 update.


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Wichita police say nine children are in protective custody after a 37-year-old man was arrested for child rape and several counts of abuse. 

Sedgwick County Jail records show Eric McFadden was booked early Saturday morning for rape of a child under the age of 14, aggravated indecent liberties with a child and six counts of child abuse. 

He was arrested Friday afternoon, about an hour after a 13-year-old boy reported to authorities at the Patrol North substation that he and two other children had been sexually assaulted. The suspect is the boyfriend of the children's mother, Officer Charley Davidson said.

A police report states the alleged crimes happened at an apartment in the 1700 block of North Kansas, near 17th and I-135.

Nine children were living in the home and were placed in police protective custody. They include the 13-year-old boy, a 12-year-old boy, two 12-year-old girls, a 9-year-old girl, an 8-year-old boy, a 7-year-old boy and twin babies. 

McFadden's bond was set at $250,000. 

Kansas Department of Corrections records state he has served time on Community Corrections for drug possession. 

Additional information was not provided. 

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