Man pleads guilty in kidnapping case where teen was shocked with cables

Robert McDowell

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Wichita man pled guilty Monday to a kidnapping case where the teen victim was tortured.

Robert McDowell was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping in September of 2015. This after a 15-year-old autistic teen was kidnapped near Douglas and Grove.

Prosecutors said that McDowell then tied him up at his house with shoelaces and shocked the teen’s ears with jumper cables. McDowell believed the teen had stolen from him.

He will be sentenced in February.

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