Wichita police book seven people for sex crimes

The arrests were made at three locations

WICHITA, Kan - Wichita police say they have arrested seven people for sex related crimes.  The arrests were made in an ongoing investigation with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, the FBI, and Homeland Security Investigations. 

Officer Charley Davidson said the partnership was a proactive effort to address child sex trafficking in Wichita.  He said through the investigation, officers found a 15-year-old girl who was a victim of trafficking in the area of 29th and Maize Road.   A 25-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were arrested on drug, firearms and human trafficking charges.  

Police were led to a home early Friday in the 2400 block of South St. Clair where a search warrant was carried out by a SWAT team, and four people were taken into custody.  A 37-year-old man was arrested for five counts of rape, human trafficking and narcotics charges.  A 19-year-old man was arrested for firearms charges and human trafficking.   The other two people were questioned and released. 

Davidson said the investigation also led to the 400 block of South Webb Road.  Two 26-year-old women were arrested for drug and sex crimes, an 18-year-old woman was arrested for the sale of sexual relations, and a 48-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants. 

 

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