- Associated Press - Sunday, June 22, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - An attorney for a Kansas couple accused of torturing their 14-year-old adopted daughter and keeping her in a windowless basement room is asking a judge to close the case to the media.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1qqJnu2 ) has been reporting on the case after getting access from Sedgwick County District Judge Tim Henderson to child-in-need-of-care petitions. The judge says he provided access to be transparent about how the system works and to show the extent of child neglect and abuse.

Such cases have risen 25 percent in Sedgwick County in the past five years.

Lawyer Michael Cleary represents the girl’s parents and says he doesn’t want to try the case in the media. Both parents are charged with child abuse, aggravated battery, aggravated child endangerment and criminal restraint.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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