Sex offender formally charged in connection with kidnapping at W. Wichita motel

Published: May. 9, 2019 at 5:37 PM CDT
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The incident happened about noon Sunday (May 5) at the White Glove Inn at 11430 W. Kellogg.

Police say a 30-year-old woman called 911 to report her 8-year-old daughter was outside playing with her 8-year-old cousin when a man pulled the woman's daughter into a storage shed against her will.

The woman said her daughter screamed and the man ran away. That man, Daniel Withrow, 39, made his first appearance in Sedgwick County District Court Thursday after his arrest early this week on one count of kidnapping.

The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office says Withrow Thursday was formally charged with kidnapping and aggravated indecent liberties with a child. A judge set his bond at $100,000.

Withrow's next scheduled court appearance is next Thursday (May 16).

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