Couple charged with abusing 6-year-old

Mug shot of April Wicherham (L) and Christopher Wicherham (R) courtesy Steuban County Sheriff's Department.

HAMILTON, Ind. (WANE) An Indiana couple has been jailed after being charged with child abuse.

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher,29, and April Wicherham, 32, just before 1:30 pm Wednesday.

Christopher is the father of the 6 year old alleged victim and April is the step-mother.

In February of 2014 after receiving a report alleging that the 6-year-old child the Sheriff’s Office launched the investigation.

The Wickerhams are charged with neglect of a dependent and battery to a child, both of which are a class D felony.

They are being held without bond until their court appearance.

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