Teenager Arrested In Connection In Abuse Of Child

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Jackson County Sheriff's office made an arrest in connection with an abused baby.

The Jackson County Sheriff's office arrested a 17-year-old Topeka male Saturday morning in connection with the abuse of a 7-month-old child.

Deputies took the male into custody following a medical call to a Holton apartment complex located at 110 Pennsylvania on Friday night.

The child was reported to have difficulty breathing and was unresponsive. The child is considered to be in critical condition and was airlifted to a Kansas City Hospital.

The 17-year-old is currently being held for aggravated battery, child abuse and endangerment

The Holton police assisted in the investigation.