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.

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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.

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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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