Child suffers broken ribs in suspected case of child abuse

WICHITA, Kansas — A 1-month-old Wichita girl is in the hospital with broken ribs in a case of suspected child abuse.

Police were called Monday afternoon to Wesley Hospital.

Doctors said the injuries to the infant weren’t consistent with the story the parents had given that the baby was accidentally dropped on Sunday.

She is suffering from five broken ribs and is in the pediatric intensive care unit but is expected to recover.

Officers are investigating, and no arrests have been made. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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