Wichita police have arrested a man suspected breaking into a house and sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl.
Deputy Police Chief Gavin Seiler says that 23-year-old Corbin James Breitenbach, of Derby, was arrested Thursday night at “a place of employment.” He would not specify exactly where the arrest was made.
Breitenbach is accused of the assault that happened early Sunday morning in the 1400 block of North Smith Court
In a media briefing on Monday, Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says the suspect entered the apartment and sexually assaulted the child, leaving her with undisclosed injuries.
After the suspect fled, an adult in the home woke up after hearing the girl crying. The adult called 911 after learning what had happened. The child was hospitalized for several days and has since been released.
Seiler says doing well and with her family.
Immediately after the incident, police launched what Seiler described as “a very active and involved” investigation based on the vague suspect description the girl was able to give.
Multiple agencies took part in the investigation, including the Sedgwick County Forensic Science Center, District Attorney’s Office, Kansas Bureau of Investigations, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, the Wichita Police Department’s Violent Crimes Task Force, the Exploited and Missing Child unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit.
“These detectives worked tirelessly through the night in partnership with these agencies,” said Seilier. “And that’s what’s got us to this point so we appreciate their efforts.”
Breitenbach is charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, rape of a child under 13 and aggravated sodomy. Sedgwick County Jail records show he is being held without bond.
Seiler says the investigation is still active and could not give any additional details.
The KBI offender registry shows Breitenbach was convicted of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman in June 2012. He was charged with aggravated sexual battery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
According to records with the Kansas Department of Corrections, he was released on April 28.
Image via KBI offender registry