BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man and woman who authorities say lived in a storage unit with three children face child abuse or neglect charges.
Authorities allege 33-year-old Victor Rios and 31-year-old Katie Meyers lived in a storage unit with a 2-year-old girl, a 9-month-old girl and a 9-month-old boy. A relative brought the children to police.
Authorities say all three children had respiratory problems, and the two infants had diaper rashes and bruises. Police say the storage unit also contained dangerous items such as gardening shears.
Rios and Meyers each face a child abuse charge that carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison. Rios also faces drug charges that could carry an additional 10 years. Court documents don’t list an attorney for them, and a telephone listing couldn’t be found.
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