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Wichita man charged with beating stepson

A Wichita man who was arrested last week for allegedly beating his stepson with a hammer, screwdriver and pliers was charged Tuesday with aggravated battery.

Bond for Motoharu Takeda, 37, was set at $50,000, and a preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 4.

Wichita police said Takeda was arrested Friday night after the 44-year-old stepson, who has Down syndrome, was taken to Wesley Medical Center for treatment of injuries that included a broken finger, two broken toes and internal bleeding.

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