Woman charged with abusing her teenage son

A 43-year-old woman was charged in Sedgwick County District Court on Friday with kidnapping and abusing her own son.

Darlene Baker faces one count of kidnapping, one count of child abuse and one count of battery involving her 13-year-old son. Police records indicate incidents were reported in March in the 9100 block of East Harry.

The allegations included the boy being locked in his bedroom without food as punishment and being violently shaken.

The charges capped a lengthy investigation, said Lt. Jeff Weible of the Exploited and Missing Child Unit.

Bond for Baker was set at $100,000. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 23.