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Forum News Service, Published November 22 2013

Dickinson man charged with abusing infant

DICKINSON, N.D. - A Dickinson man who moved here from Arizona was arrested Thursday on charges of sexually abusing an infant.

Dan A. Pruett, 43, faces charges of Class AA felony gross sexual imposition and Class B felony child neglect, according to a release from Dickinson police.

The arrest follows an investigation of an ambulance request for an infant in medical distress Thursday morning. The emergency room examination of the infant girl revealed evidence of serious physical and sexual abuse, which led to Pruett's arrest.

Pruett was being held at the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center. He appeared in court Friday and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Feb. 3, according to court documents.

The infant was air-lifted to a Fargo hospital.