Conway Springs Cop Fired After Sex Abuse Charges

CONWAY SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) _ A part-time police officer has been fired after being charged with sexually abusing an 11-year-old Wichita girl.

Fifty-three-year-old Bradley Whorton of Conway Springs is being held without bond on two counts each of aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child. A February 5th preliminary hearing is scheduled in Sedgwick County District Court.

The girl's 38-year-old mother also is charged with one count of aggravated child endangerment. The 33-year-old father has been arrested in the case, but had not yet made a court appearance.

The mother was being held on $100,000 bond.

The identities of the girl's parents are not being revealed because doing so would also identify the daughter.

Wichita police said the abuse started in October 2006 and occurred in Wichita, where the girl lived with her mother, and in Florence, where the father lives.

The girl reported the abuse last week to a school district employee, who notified authorities.

Whorton was fired from his police job after Conway Springs officials learned of his arrest.

Conway Springs is about 30 miles southwest of Wichita.

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