UPDATE: SWAT responds to possible child sex trafficking in south Wichita


Wichita Police sent a SWAT team to a southwest Wichita neighborhood Friday morning as part of an investigation into child sex trafficking.

Officer Charley Davidson said six people at a home in the 2400 block of S St Clair were taken into custody Friday morning, and two have already been booked into Sedgwick County Jail. 

Police said they worked with federal partners in the recent investigation involving a 15-year-old girl who was a victim. Officer Davidson said that girl led authorities to the home near Pawnee and St Clair.

The SWAT response included armored vehicles along with police officers and sheriff's deputies. A KFDI reporter on the scene heard a loud boom at around 7:30 a.m. that appears to have been from a device used to enter the home.

Law enforcement gave few details until after that scene wrapped up, but Sedgwick County emergency dispatch said the public was not in danger. Officer Davidson said the investigation is ongoing, and police will release more information as it becomes available.



Law enforcement agencies in Wichita sent a heavy response to a southwest Wichita neighborhood Friday morning.

Armored vehicles and SWAT officers were sent to an area near Pawnee and St Clair just before 7:20 a.m. A supervisor with Sedgwick County Emergency Dispatch said the police officers, Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies, and SWAT were conducting some type of "follow-up," but the supervisor would not give any other details.

A KFDI reporter at the scene heard a loud boom, and KFDI News has reached out to law enforcement for more information. Officer Charley Davidson said police will tell us more after the situation wraps up.

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