Grand Forks couple arrested on child neglect charges

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) A Grand Forks couple is in jail facing several charges after a 1-year-old boy was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, including a bruised stomach and broken ribs.

Terrica Rean and Taurean Miller were arrested for child neglect. Miller also faces another charge of child abuse.

This stems from an incident that according to court documents started last year in October when the 1-year-old child was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with significant injuries.

The boy had multiple rib fractures, bruising to his stomach and sides, a lacerated spleen, and appeared very sick.

According to court documents, Miller, Rean’s fiancé, admitted that on the day before Rean took the child to the hospital, he squeezed his chest and heard a cracking or popping sound.

Miller told investigators the child slipped out of his hands as he was washing him and he heard cracking.

Both were booked into the Grand Forks County Correctional Center on Friday and are scheduled to appear in court on Monday, according to online court records.